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Andrew Scott, professor of economics, London Business School

Andrew Scott is professor of economics and former deputy dean at London Business School and author, with Lynda Gratton, of The Hundred Year Life

Scott is also a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held lecturing positions at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University.

At London Business School he lectures on macroeconomics, focusing on providing an understanding of how macro forces shape the global competitive environment. He has won the General Teaching Excellence prize (for which he is regularly shortlisted). His research focuses on business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy and longevity. He has published widely in leading international academic journals and with David Miles and Francis Breedon is author of a textbook, Macroeconomics: Understanding the Global Economy, which has been translated into four languages and soon will appear in its Fourth Edition. His book, with Lynda Gratton The Hundred Year Life, published in May 2016.

Previously he was managing editor for the Royal Economic Society’s Economic Journal between 2004-2011 and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. In addition he was Non Executive Director and Chair Risk Committee for the UK’s Financial Services Authority 2009-2013. He has been an advisor on Monetary Policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee and to Chief Economists at both the Bank of England (on monetary policy) and H.M.Treasury (on fiscal policy and debt management) and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius between 2007 and 2015. He is currently on the advisory board of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility.

Both through executive education and as a consultant he has assisted a wide range of firms across a range of industries (financial services, investment banking, manufacturing) and offered guidance to both CEOs and ministers. Through his teaching and consultancy he aims to both explain and make clear the relevance of broader factors, both short and long run, to corporate and national success.

Recommended reading


100-year Llfe: living and working in an age of longevity

Gratton L; Scott A

Bloomsbury, 2016


Learning and price volatility in duopoly models of resource depletion

Ellison M; Scott A

Journal of Monetary Economics 2013 Vol 60:7 p 806-820

The impact of debt levels and maturity on inflation

Faraglia E; Marcet A; Oikonomou R; Scott A

Economic Journal 2013 Vol 123:566 p F164-F192


Macroeconomics: Understanding the wealth of nations 3rd Edition

Miles D; Scott A; Breedon F

John Wiley 2012

Quantative easing and unconventional monetry policy - An introduction

Joyce M; Miles D; Scott A; Vayanos D

Economic Journal 2012 Vol 122:564 p F271-F288


In search of a theory of debt management

Scott A; Faraglia E; Marcet A

Journal of Monetary Economics 2010 November Vol 57:7 p 821-836