Simon Wren-Lewis

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Alma materClare College (Cambridge), Birkbeck College London

Simon Wren-Lewis is a British economist who is a professor of economic policy at the Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University and a Fellow of Merton College.[1][2]

On 27 September 2015, it was announced that Simon Wren-Lewis had been appointed to the Labour Party's Economic Advisory Committee, convened by Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer John McDonnell and reporting to Leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn.[3]


Wren-Lewis was educated at Latymer Upper School, Hammersmith; Clare College, Cambridge (Master of Arts (Economics); and Birkbeck College, London (MSc Economics).


Wren-Lewis worked for HM Treasury as a budget-team member from 1974 to 1981. From 1976 to 1980, he worked for the National Income Forecasting Team as a senior economic assistant.[4] From 1986 to 1990, he was a Senior Research Officer and Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

From 1990 to 1995, Wren-Lewis was Chair in macroeconomic modelling at the University of Strathclyde.

Wren-Lewis is currently an Oxford University professor of economics, teaching undergraduate and Masters of Philosophy (M.Phil.) students. He conducts research in economic methodology, macroeconomic theory and policy, and international macroeconomics.[5]


A Document by Simon Wren-Lewis

TitleDocument typePublication dateSubject(s)Description
Document:Boris Johnson is a threat to democracy itselfArticle18 June 2019The Matrix
Boris Johnson
Donald Trump
We can only hope that while most Conservative members want to live in a world where there is no spoon, enough voters prefer changing the real world in ways that enhance, rather than diminish, our democracy.
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