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Leading British Economist and Founder of the Institute for Fiscal Studies

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  • Leading British economist, businessman, author, academic and columnist.
  • Established the Institute of Fiscal Studies one of the UK’s most respected economic think tanks.
  • Weekly FT columnist and Author of ‘Other Peoples Money’ and many other well known titles.
  • Chairperson/director of a number of leading establishments.

Professor John Kay is a leading British economist, a successful businessman, accomplished author and columnist, distinguished academic and influential policy advisor. His main focus has been the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industry.

John Kay’s academic career started after his election as a fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, at 21 years of age. He still holds this position.

He established on one of Britain’s most respected think tanks, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), and has since then held numerous other positions. Amongst them are included the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and the London Business School. His moist recent appointment was as chairperson of the government’s Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making.

John is also the founder of London Economics. The consulting business, with John as chairman for a period of ten years, grew to become the UK’s largest independent economic consultancy with offices on three continents. He was also a director of Halifax plc, and chairperson of Clear Capital.

An accomplished author, John has written a number of books pertaining to economics. Amongst these are included:

  • Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
  • Obliquity
  • The Long and the Short of It
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • The Truth About Markets
  • Everlasting Light Bulbs
  • The Business of Economics

The writer and lecturer also contributes to a weekly column in the Financial Times.

John’s career has seen him the recipient of many awards. Amongst these are included:

  • Commander of the British Empire (2014)
  • Honorary fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals
  • Honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • The Daniel J Forrestal III award for Leadership in Professional Ethics
  • Standards of Investment Award from the Chartered Financial Analysis Institue
  • Honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University
  • Senior Wincott Award for Financial Journalism (2011)
  • His book Other People’s Money was nominated book of the year by Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and The Economist. It was also on the shortlist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing

John Kay – Speaker

John provides illuminating insights into all aspects of the economy, including investment, industry, government, and world finance.

“But my rationale for studying economics had, from the beginning, been concerned for application.” – Prof. John Kay

Speaking Topics

  • Financial services
  • Future of Equity Markets
  • Why was economics irrelevant to economic policy after the financial crisis?
  • Insurance and gambling
  • Managing risk
  • The end of shareholder value
  • Strengths and weaknesses of market economies and the implications for business and public policy
  • Economics in the real world
  • The Future of Capitalism

To book or enquire about John Kay giving a keynote lecture to your organisation, company or conference contact ProMotivate in London on +44 (0)2078711829.

John Kay

Motivational Speaker John Kay
  • Leading British economist, businessman, author, academic and columnist.
  • Established the Institute of Fiscal Studies one of the UK’s most respected economic think tanks.
  • Weekly FT columnist and Author of 'Other Peoples Money' and many other well known titles.
  • Chairperson/director of a number of leading establishments.
  • ...

John Kay

Motivational Speaker John Kay
  • Leading British economist, businessman, author, academic and columnist.
  • Established the Institute of Fiscal Studies one of the UK’s most respected economic think tanks.
  • Weekly FT columnist and Author of ‘Other Peoples Money’ and many other well known titles.
  • Chairperson/director of a number of leading establishments.

Professor John Kay is a leading British economist, a successful businessman, accomplished author and columnist, distinguished academic and influential policy advisor. His main focus has been the application of economics to the analysis of changes in industry.

John Kay’s academic career started after his election as a fellow of St John’s College, Oxford, at 21 years of age. He still holds this position.

He established on one of Britain’s most respected think tanks, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS), and has since then held numerous other positions. Amongst them are included the University of Oxford, the London School of Economics, and the London Business School. His moist recent appointment was as chairperson of the government’s Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making.

John is also the founder of London Economics. The consulting business, with John as chairman for a period of ten years, grew to become the UK’s largest independent economic consultancy with offices on three continents. He was also a director of Halifax plc, and chairperson of Clear Capital.

An accomplished author, John has written a number of books pertaining to economics. Amongst these are included:

  • Other People’s Money: Masters of the Universe or Servants of the People?
  • Obliquity
  • The Long and the Short of It
  • The Hare and the Tortoise
  • The Truth About Markets
  • Everlasting Light Bulbs
  • The Business of Economics

The writer and lecturer also contributes to a weekly column in the Financial Times.

John’s career has seen him the recipient of many awards. Amongst these are included:

  • Commander of the British Empire (2014)
  • Honorary fellow of the Society of Investment Professionals
  • Honorary fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • The Daniel J Forrestal III award for Leadership in Professional Ethics
  • Standards of Investment Award from the Chartered Financial Analysis Institue
  • Honorary degrees from the University of Edinburgh and Heriot-Watt University
  • Senior Wincott Award for Financial Journalism (2011)
  • His book Other People’s Money was nominated book of the year by Bloomberg, the Financial Times, and The Economist. It was also on the shortlist for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing

John Kay – Speaker

John provides illuminating insights into all aspects of the economy, including investment, industry, government, and world finance.

“But my rationale for studying economics had, from the beginning, been concerned for application.” – Prof. John Kay

Speaking Topics

  • Financial services
  • Future of Equity Markets
  • Why was economics irrelevant to economic policy after the financial crisis?
  • Insurance and gambling
  • Managing risk
  • The end of shareholder value
  • Strengths and weaknesses of market economies and the implications for business and public policy
  • Economics in the real world
  • The Future of Capitalism

To book or enquire about John Kay giving a keynote lecture to your organisation, company or conference contact ProMotivate in London on +44 (0)2078711829.

Biography

Client Testimonials

“Because Professor Kay is one of the leading British economists of his generation, his voyage of discovery takes him into a crash course in economics. Here is a man who can explain Pareto efficiency in words that most of us can understand. He gives answers to those puzzling questions that nag the non-specialist.”

“…he skewers the pretensions of the finance sector and questions whether its high rewards reflect its true economic contribution.”

“Kay is no populist. He will be known to Irish Times readers as an astute columnist and commentator on economic policy issues. He is also an influential economic policy adviser with impressive academic credentials, which he wears very lightly.”

Client Testimonials

“Because Professor Kay is one of the leading British economists of his generation, his voyage of discovery takes him into a crash course in economics. Here is a man who can explain Pareto efficiency in words that most of us can understand. He gives answers to those puzzling questions that nag the non-specialist.”

“…he skewers the pretensions of the finance sector and questions whether its high rewards reflect its true economic contribution.”

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Client Testimonials

“Because Professor Kay is one of the leading British economists of his generation, his voyage of discovery takes him into a crash course in economics. Here is a man who can explain Pareto efficiency in words that most of us can understand. He gives answers to those puzzling questions that nag the non-specialist.”

“…he skewers the pretensions of the finance sector and questions whether its high rewards reflect its true economic contribution.”

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