Professor Sir John Kay FBA


Elected 1997

Fellow type
UK Fellow
Year elected

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

St John's College, Oxford Fellow

Past appointments

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

1997 - 1999

London Business School University of London Professor of Economics

1986 - 1996

Institute for Fiscal Studies Director

1981 - 1986


The British Tax System

Published in 1978

Foundations of Corporate Success

Published in 1993

The Business of Economics

Published in 1996

The Truth about Markets

Published in 2003

The Long and the Short of it

Published in 2009

Obliquity Obliquity

Published in 2010

Other People's Money: Masters of the universe or servants of the people?

Published in 2015 Hardback, 2016 (Autumn) Paperback

Great Thinkers: John Kay FBA on G. L. S. Shackle FBA

10 Jun 2019 Professor Sir John Kay FBA and Lord Mervyn King of Lothbury FBA

John Kay FBA and the former head of the Bank of England, Lord Mervyn King FBA, explain why they’re reevaluating forgotten economist G.L.S. Shackle.

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