Paul Johnson head of IFS to lecture in Cambridge


'Choices in public policy: evidence, fairness and the art of the possible’ is the title of a lecture by Paul Johnson, Chief Executive of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, taking place on Monday 4 December at Jesus College, Cambridge.

Paul has been Director of the IFS since January 2011. He is also  currently visiting professor in the Department of Economics at  University College London.

Paul has worked and published extensively on the economics of public policy, with a particular focus on income distribution, public finances, pensions, tax, social security, education  and climate change. As well as a previous period of work at the IFS, his career has included spells at HM Treasury, the Department for Education and the FSA.

Between 2004 and 2007 he was deputy head of the Government Economic Service. Paul is currently also a member of the committee on  climate change, the Banking Standards Board and of the executive committee of the Royal Economic Society. He was an editor of the Mirrlees Review of the UK tax system.

The lecture takes place from 5.00 – 6.30PM. Admission is free but tickets must be booked.

Tickets are available through Eventbrite here.

Cambridge Institute for Public Policy
Department of Politics and International Studies

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