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Andrew Scott

Professor of Economics


MSc (London), PhD (Oxford)

Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics and former Deputy Dean at London Business School. He 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.


EMBA Global, Global Economic Environment, SPR15

International Assignment, Dubai, SPR15


Research Interests

  • Macroeconomics
  • Business cycles and inflation
  • Fiscal policy and debt management
  • Monetary economics
  • Macroprudential