Executive Committee

The Executive Committee is our governing body, responsible for forming and implementing our policies and coordinating the Society’s activities. As the board of trustees, they have certain responsibilities under charity law. Executive Committee meets at least three times a year and consists of the President, President-elect, Immediate Past President, Honorary Treasurer, Editors (up to three), the Secretary-General, and at least five councillors who are not officers.

Other members can be co-opted onto the Executive Committee by Council.  Currently the Conference Committee Secretary, the Chair of CHUDE, the Chair of the Publications Committee, the Chair of the Communications and Engagement Committee and the Chair of the Women's Committee are co-opted.

Prof Rachel Griffith

Past President

Rachel is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and a Research Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS).

Prof Lord Nicholas Stern

Lord Stern is a professor at the LSE. He was previously the Chief Economist of EBRD between 1994-1999 and of the World Bank from 2000-2003. He was President of the British Academy from 2013-2017, knighted for his services to economics in 2004, elected an FRS in 2013 and made a Companion of Honour in 2017.

Prof Carol Propper


Carol is Professor of Economics and Associate Dean of Faculty & Research at Imperial College Business School, London. In 2010 she was awarded a CBE for her services to social science, in 2014 she was elected as a fellow of the British Academy and in 2018 she was appointed as an International Fellow of the National Academy of Medicine. In recognition of her work she has twice been awarded the Arrow Award and received the American Economic Association 2016 prize.

Prof Denise Osborn


Now Emeritus, Denise was employed at the University of Manchester for 38 years, 23 as professor, publishing more than 80 papers and one book, many with international collaborators. External roles include Sub-Panel Chair UK RAE2008, Deputy Panel Convenor Hong Kong RAE2014 and service for the Royal Economic Society, Economic and Social Research Council and Leverhulme Trust, among others.

Sue Holloway

Honorary Treasurer

Sue is now retired. She worked in the Government Economic Service for 13 years – at the Office for National Statistics, managing the GES and as Deputy Chief Economist at the Department for International Development. Following that she ran two charities - Pro Bono Economics and latterly Project Oracle.

Prof Jaap Abbring

Managing Editor of The Econometrics Journal | http://jaap.abbring.org/

Jaap is a professor of econometrics at Tilburg University in the Netherlands and the managing editor of The Econometrics Journal.

Prof Michael McMahon

Conference Committee Secretary

Michael is a Professor of Economics at the University of Oxford and a Tutorial Fellow at St Hugh’s College. His research has been published in journals including the Quarterly Journal of Economics, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Monetary Economics, Review of Economics and Statistics and the Journal of International Economics.

Prof Sarah Smith

University of Bristol

Sarah Smith is Professor of Economics at the University of Bristol and the current Head of Department. She is an elected member of the EEA council/ former elected member of the RES Council. She has previously worked at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, HM Treasury, Financial Services Authority and the London School of Economics.

Prof Jo Swaffield

Chair of CHUDE (Co-opted)

Jo is Professor of Economics and Head of the Department of Economics & Related Studies, University of York. Jo is a labour economist interested in low wages, working hours and in-work poverty. Her research has been funded by the ESRC, the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Low Pay Commission. Jo is a member of the Home Office’s Migration Advisory Committee.

Prof Beata Javorcik

Council representative (until 2021)

Beata is a professor of economics at the University of Oxford, fellow of All Souls College, managing editor of Economic Policy and director of the International Trade Programme at the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR).”

Prof Mary S Morgan

Council representative (until 2022)

Mary is a professor of history and philosophy of economics at LSE and was the Vice President of publications at the British Academy between 2014 and 2018.

Prof Imran Rasul

Council representative (until 2023)

Imran is a professor of economics at UCL and a co-director of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy (CPP) at the IFS.

Prof Frank Windmeijer

Council representative (until 2020)

Frank is a professor of econometrics at the University of Bristol and a research fellow at the Centre for Microdata Methods and Practice.

Helen Miller

Chair of the Communications and Engagement Committee (Co-opted)

Helen is Deputy Director of the IFS and head of the Tax sector. Her main research interests are the effects of the tax system on individuals and firms behaviour and the design of tax policy. Her recent research also includes work on the drivers of firm investment and the UK productivity puzzle. She is Tolley's 2018 Tax Personality of the year

Ms Tera Allas

Council representative (until 2024)

Tera leads economic research McKinsey & Company and is a Trustee of the Productivity Leadership Group and the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. Previously, she worked as Deputy Head of the Government Economic Service and as a management consultant at McKinsey. Tera holds a M.Sc. in Technology and Industrial Economics (with distinction) from Aalto University and an M.B.A. (with distinction) from INSEAD.