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Jonathan Athow


Jonathan Athow, Deputy National Statistician and Director of Economic Statistics at the Office of National Statistics will be kicking off our 360 lecture series on Monday 31st October.

Jonathan joined the Office for National Statistics as Director General for Economic Statistics in 2015. Jonathan began his civil service career at HM Treasury and worked there for nearly 14 years on a range of economic and policy issues. This included significant changes to the tax and benefit system, and key tax policy reforms. He also worked on the fiscal and macroeconomic policy framework, and oversaw spending on the NHS and social care in England. In 2011 he joined HM Revenue and Customs as Director of the Knowledge, Analysis and Intelligence directorate and as Departmental Chief Economist. His directorate’s responsibilities included providing tax forecasts to the Office for Budget Responsibility and analysis to support the policy partnership between HM Revenue and Customs and HM Treasury. In addition, he oversaw the production of Measuring the Tax Gap publication, managed the Department’s research programme and helped to embed a greater use of data and analytics techniques in HM Revenue and Customs.

Event Details:

Date: Monday 31st October 2016

Lecture Title: GDP: What's the Point?

Time: 5.00pm - 6.00pm

Venue: M1, Warwick Business School

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