Arun Advani appointed to Office for Budget Responsibility advisory panelTuesday 8 Aug 2023
Arun Advani, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, has been appointed as a member of the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR’s) advisory panel.
The advisory panel consists of leading economic and fiscal experts whose remit is to help develop and scrutinise the OBR’s work programme and forecasting methods.
The revised panel membership was announced in August 2023 and includes 25 academics, economists and industry specialists with expertise across different aspects of the OBR’s work. Dr Advani will contribute specific advice in the areas of public sector finances and public economics, and labour market and migration.
The OBR was created in 2010 to provide independent and authoritative analysis of the UK’s public finances. Its roles include economic and fiscal forecasting, evaluating the Government's performance against fiscal targets, scrutinising the Government’s costing of tax and welfare policies, and assessing fiscal risks and the long-term sustainability of public finances.
Commenting on his appointment, Dr Advani said: “I am delighted to be joining the OBR’s revised advisory panel. The OBR plays a key role in ensuring the sustainability of public finances and holding the UK Government to account and I look forward to contributing to its important work.”