Paul Johnson has been the Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies since January 2011. He is a visiting professor at UCL.
He is author of major books on pensions, tax and inequality, and is one of the authors of the “Mirrlees review” of tax system design.
Paul has previously worked at the FSA, has been Chief Economist at the Department for Education and Director of Public Spending in HM Treasury, as well as Deputy Head of the UK Government Economic Service.
Paul is currently a member of the Council and Executive Committee of the Royal Economic Society and is a member of the Climate Change Committee. He has completed independent reviews of auto-enrolment policy for the DWP and of consumer price inflation statistics for the UK Statistics Authority.
He has previously served on the Economic and Social Research Council and the actuarial council of the FRC. He was a founder council member of the Pensions Policy Institute.
Paul was awarded a CBE in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours list for services to social sciences and economics.