Professor John Kay FBA


Elected 1997

UK 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.

Current post

Economist; Fellow, St John's College, Oxford

Past appointments

University of Oxford Professor of Management and Director of the Said Business School

Jan 1997 - Jan 1999

London Business School University of London Professor of Economics

Jan 1986 - Jan 1996

Unknown Unknown Director, Institute for Fiscal Studies

Jan 1981 - Jan 1986


The British Tax System 1978

Foundations of Corporate Success 1993

The Business of Economics 1996

The Truth about Markets 2003

The Long and the Short of it 2009

Obliquity Obliquity 2010

Other People's Money: Masters of the universe or servants of the people? 2015 hardback, 2016 (autumn) paperback

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