University of Bath

Lord John Eatwell Chair of the IPR Advisory Board

Lord Eatwell is a British economist, a member of the House of Lords, President of Queens' College, Cambridge and The Chair of the Advisory Board of the IPR.

Career

Lord Eatwell, John Eatwell, is a British economist, member of the House of Lords, President of Queens' College, Cambridge and The Chair of the Advisory Board of the University of Bath's Institute for Policy Research (IPR).

Lord Eatwell was educated at Headlands Grammar School in Swindon, Wiltshire, followed by Queens' College at the University of Cambridge (1964-1967), where he gained a B.A., followed by studies at Harvard University as a Kennedy Scholar, where he obtained a Ph.D. He subsequently returned to Queens' as a research fellow, and then moved to Trinity College for the next 26 years, before returning to Queens’ as President. He was appointed as The Chair of the Advisory Board of the IPR in May 2014.

Lord Eatwell was the Chief Economic adviser to Neil Kinnock, the then-Leader of the Labour Party, from 1985 to 1992 and is a Labour member of the House of Lords as Baron Eatwell, of Stratton St Margaret in the County of Wiltshire. He was Opposition Spokesman for the Treasury from 1993-97 and again from 2010-13.

Lord Eatwell has been a Director of the Royal Opera House and is a former Chair of the British Library.

In his academic career, Lord Eatwell has held several positions within the University of Cambridge, including University Lecturer at the Faculty of Economics and Professor of Financial Policy at the Judge Business School. Alongside his other duties, Lord Eatwell taught Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York City in the 1980s and 1990s.