Professor Lord Eatwell

Director of Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance (CERF)
Professor of Financial Policy
President of Queens' College

BA (Univ. of Cambridge), AM, PhD (Harvard Univ.)

Professional Experience

From 1985 to 1992 John Eatwell served as economic adviser to Neil Kinnock, the leader of the British Labour Party. In that post he was responsible for much of the work which led to a substantial re-alignment of the Labour Party's economic policies. In 1992 he entered the House of Lords, and from 1993 to 1997 was Principal Opposition Spokesman on Treasury and Economic Affairs.

In 1988, together with others, he set up the Institute for Public Policy Research, which has now established itself as one of Britain's leading policy think-tanks. He remains chairman of the Board of Trustees.

In 1997 he joined the board of the Securities and Futures Authority, Britain's securities markets regulator. In this position he has developed his interest in securities regulation, particularly with respect to risk management in financial institutions. In a recent report to the Ford Foundation he proposed the establishment of a World Financial Authority to manage systemic risk in the international financial system.

John Eatwell is a member of the Board of Directors of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, with particular responsibility for the Royal Ballet. He is also chairman of the Commercial Radio Companies Association and the British Library.

Previous Appointments

John Eatwell has taught economics at Cambridge since 1970, and became President of Queens' College, Cambridge in 1997. From 1980 to 1996 he was also a Professor in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, New York. He has been a Visiting Professor at Columbia University, New York, the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the University of Amsterdam.

Research Interests

European integration and problems of unemployment; disguised unemployment, the definitions of competition and equilibrium in intertemporal general equilibrium models.

John Eatwell is a member of the Finance & Accounting subject group.

Selected Publications

Eatwell, J. (1998) "Ethics and self-interest." In Jones, I. and Pollitt, M. (eds.): The role of business ethics in economic performance. Houndsmill: Macmillan, pp.21-30

Eatwell, J. and Taylor, L. (1999) "The American stock-flow trap." Challenge, 42(5): 34-49

Eatwell, J. (1999) "The anatomy of the pensions 'crisis'." Economic Survey of Europe, 3: 57-67

Eatwell, J. (1999) "From cooperation to coordination to control?" New Political Economy, 4(3): 410-415

Eatwell, J. (2000) "Unemployment: national policies in a global economy." International Journal of Manpower, 21(5): 343-373

Eatwell, J. and Taylor, L. (2000) Global finance at risk: the case for international regulation. Cambridge: Polity Press.

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Professor Lord Eatwell
Cambridge Endowment for Research in Finance
Judge Institute of Management
University of Cambridge
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