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Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson

Leading UK Economist as Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies


England

United Kingdom

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Paul Johnson is an Economist and Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) since 2011. The IFS is considered by most as the leading independent economic research and analysis organisation in Britain and was the first organisation to win the Prospect “Think Tank of the Year” award.

The Oxford graduate has worked in the economics field his entire adult life and been published extensively. Areas covered are the economics of public policy (with income distribution as his particular focus), pensions, tax, public finances, social security, climate change, and education.

Paul’s expertise is encapsulated in a series of books on pension, tax, and inequality while he is a regular contributor to news and current affairs programmes on UK media.

Amongst Paul’s achievements are included:

Other roles taken on by Paul and bodies he has been involved with include the Pension Provision Group, the council of the Family and Parenting Institute, the Youth Justice Commission, the Commission on taxation and citizenship, and the Commission on Living Standards.

Paul Johnson – Speaker

Paul currently serves on the Banking Standards Board, is a member of the executive committee of the Royal Economic Society, and a member of the committee on climate change. His different roles have made him an imminent and sought after speaker on all things economics and policy-related.

Speaking Topics

Paul speaks on different aspects of the UK public policy and economics, included such diverse topics as public finances, tax, inequality, welfare, pensions, education and government policy.

To book or enquire about having Paul Johnson speak to your organisation contact Promotivate Speakers Agency London on +44 (0)2078711829.

  • “Basically, when the IFS has pronounced, there’s no other argument. It is the word of God.”

    Robert Peston, (former) Economics Editor of the BBC

  • Paul Johnson “Basically, when the IFS has pronounced, there’s no other argument. It is the word of God.”
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  • “The most important review of all economic policies these days tends to come from the independent watchdog, the IFS.”

    Tom Bradby, ITV News

  • Paul Johnson “The most important review of all economic policies these days tends to come from the independent watchdog, the IFS.”
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