MSc Economics and MSc Economics and Finance students and regional alumni are invited to a talk and Q&A delivered by Professor Andy Ross about his extensive career and experience in the field of Economics. Professor Ross will discuss topics such as:
His experiences as policy economist versus academic economist
What academic and professional skills are needed to succeed as a policy economist
Advice on how to develop these skills
General application advice with reference to government economic services
New developments he is involved in at the UK Government Economic Service (GES).
The event is an excellent opportunity to gain unique insights, useful information and to network with an experienced policy economist.
All welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
About the speaker
Formerly Deputy Director of the UK Government Economic Service and Deputy Director at HM Treasury, Professor Ross is a visiting research fellow at the University of Leeds, and visiting professor at the University of Reading. He is also now a part-time lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London.Professor Ross is a patron of the Economics Network, serves on the Council of the Academy of Social Science and is also the employer representative on the QAA subject benchmark panel for economics. He is also an economic consultant for High Oak Enterprises Ltd and a member of Westminster Business School Advisory Board. Previously he has been a member of the Conference of Heads of University Departments of Economics, and the British Academy’s UK Strategic Forum for Social Science.He has authored textbooks and worked as a university dean, college director, university inspector, local government councillor, dot com director and ‘Investors in People’ reviewer.Professor Ross joined the civil service in 2000 to jointly found the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's (OECD) leading micro-econometric laboratory at the Office for National Statistics, before moving to HM Treasury in 2005. His research interest focus on economics for professional practitioners.