Dr Andrew Sentance is a part-time Professorial Fellow based at the Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation. He is also an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Bank of England, appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in 2006. The MPC is responsible for setting interest rates in the UK to meet the Government’s inflation target.
Andrew joined Warwick University in November 2006, with the aim of developing a programme of policy-related research on the Political Economy of Climate Change. His interest in environmental issues developed in his previous role at British Airways, where he was Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs. From 1999 to 2006 he represented the airline industry in discussions within the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) aimed at limiting the contribution of aviation to climate change.
Andrew joined British Airways in 1998 from the London Business School, where he was Director of the Centre for Economic Forecasting. From 1986 to 1993 he worked for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI), becoming their Director of Economic Affairs in 1989. In that capacity, he was a founder member of the Treasury’s Panel of Independent Forecasters - established in 1992 to provide advice to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.
Andrew studied economics at Cambridge University and the London School of Economics, where he gained his PhD. He also holds visiting professorships at Cranfield University and Royal Holloway, University of London. He has published articles on a wide range of macroeconomic and business issues, and on the application of climate change policies in the aviation industry.
Andrew is a Fellow and former Chairman of the Society of Business Economists and a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He is also a trustee of the Anglo-German Foundation and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport, which provides independent advice to the UK government on transport policy.
For more information on Andrew's research, articles on macroeconomic issues, and speeches, please visit his personal web page.