Professor Paul Johnson CBE meets with students

News | Posted on Friday 20 January 2023

Staff and students at the Department of Economics and Related Studies met visiting Professor Paul Johnson, as he was awarded an honorary degree.

Professor Paul Johnson (third person from the left) with Head of Department Professor Michael Thornton (far right), Professor Emma Tominey (far left) and some of our Economics students.

On Thursday 19 January, visiting Professor Paul Johnson was awarded an honorary degree. We wish him a huge congratulations.

Paul Johnson is the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He is also currently a columnist for the Times and a member of the Climate Change Committee. He is a visiting professor at University College London.

Paul's work focuses on the economics of public policy. Previous roles have included Chief Economist at the Department of Education and Director of Public Spending at HM Treasury, where he also served as Deputy Head of Government Economic Service. He was a member of the Economic and Social Research Council from 2002-2007.

He has led reviews for Government on pensions, inflation measurement and tax devolution. He is an author of books on tax, pensions and inequality. His next book, Follow the Money, which looks at how Government raises taxes and spends on the welfare state, will be published in February 2023.

Paul was appointed CBE in 2018.