About this Fellow
John Kay is an economist whose career has spanned the academic world, business and public affairs. Currently, he is a visiting Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow of St John's College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. He is a director of several public companies and contributes a weekly column to the Financial Times. He recently chaired the Review of UK Equity Markets and Long-Term Decision-Making which reported to the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills in July 2012.
- Economist; Fellow, St John's College, Oxford
- Professor of Economics, London Business School University of London, 1986 - 1996
- Professor of Management and Director of the Said Business School, University of Oxford, 1997 - 1999
- Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies, Unknown Unknown, 1981 - 1986
The cognitive and social foundations of rationality & language; general principles of cognition; philosophical, economic & policy implications of cognitive science.
Game-theoretic microeconomics, with emphases on bargaining & arbitration, strategic communication, matching markets, learning & coordination. Current research areas are behavioural & experimental game theory & behavioural economics more generally.
Eighteenth & nineteenth century economic history: industrialization; wellbeing; labour markets; women's work and family lives; child labour; anthropometrics
International trade & foreign direct investment; economic growth in an interdependent world economy; political economy with an emphasis on the formation of trade policies.