Julian Jessop is the former Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs.
Julian Jessop is a professional economist with over thirty years of experience gained in the public sector, financial services, and consultancy, including stints at the UK Treasury, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank and Capital Economics.
Most recently, Julian was Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs, the educational charity and free-market think tank. He left that role in 2018, but continues to support the work of the IEA, especially schools and university outreach, on a ‘pro bono’ basis. He is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
Previously, Julian was a Director, Chief Global Economist and Head of Commodities Research at the leading independent consultancy, Capital Economics, where he worked from 2004 to 2017.
Julian is frequently in the media, including TV and radio, and writes for a variety of websites, newspapers and magazines.
He also provides expert testimony to various UK parliamentary select committees on topics including the economic outlook, fiscal policy, international trade, and Brexit.
Julian graduated with a first-class honours degree in Economics from Cambridge University in 1987 and has further qualifications in both economics and law.
He has a wide range of research interests, including labour markets, productivity, UK and global economics, fiscal and monetary policy, health economics, poverty and inequality, and the economics of the environment.