World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Tim Congdon

Article Id: WHEBN0014736875
Reproduction Date:

Title: Tim Congdon  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: UK Independence Party leadership election, 2010, Standpoint (magazine), University of Birmingham Financial Forum, Political Economy Club, TaxPayers' Alliance
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Tim Congdon

Tim George Congdon CBE (born 28 April 1951)[1] is a British economist.[2]

Early life

He was educated at Colchester Royal Grammar School and St. John's and Nuffield colleges at the University of Oxford.[3]

Career

Over the years, he has accumulated a long record of commenting on public policy issues, including writing sympathetically about (and deploying in his own analysis) the monetarist approach to macroeconomic policy. He has considerable experience working in the City of London and was the founder of the macroeconomic forecasting consultancy Lombard Street Research. Between 1993 and 1997 he was a member of the Treasury Panel that advised the Conservative government on economic policy, sometimes referred to as the "wise men".[4][5]

Since May 2008, he has been the economic correspondent for Standpoint magazine.[6] He set up the economic advisory group International Monetary Research Ltd. in 2009; it applies Congdon's monetarist approach.

In January 2011 Congdon became the Honorary Chairman of The Freedom Association. He is on the Advisory Council of Reform.[7]

Northern Rock bail-out

Congdon was a prominent defender of the UK Government's action to lend to Northern Rock, arguing that it was quite likely to make money for the government.[8] He is a small shareholder in Northern Rock, a fact that he has disclosed publicly when writing on this issue.[9]

Politics

Long a professed Eurosceptic, Congdon stood as UK Independence Party candidate for the Forest of Dean constituency in the 2010 General Election, obtaining 5.2% of the votes cast and saving his deposit. In October 2010 he stood unsuccessfully for the leadership of the party.

References

  1. ^ "Birthday's today". The Telegraph. 28 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2014. Prof Tim Congdon, economist, 60 
  2. ^ Tim Congdon's political website, accessed on 21 October 2011 at: http://www.timcongdon4ukip.com/tim_congdon_statement.html
  3. ^ Policy Paper: Biographic Note PDF (163 KB). The Selsdon Group. Retrieved 29 July 2009.
  4. ^ The Times http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/the_tls/article7073767.ece
  5. ^ Tim Congdon (October 2, 2008). "The harsh arithmetic behind the banking crisis". Times Newspapers. Retrieved 12 02 2011. 
  6. ^ Mosbacher, Michael (2008-06-25). "Web Review: Standpoint - The July Issue". The Social Affairs Unit. Retrieved 2010-09-05. 
  7. ^ Reform, Advisory Council, accessed 15 May 2011
  8. ^ Tim Congdon Northern Rock is making money for taxpayers, Financial Times, 2 November 2007.
  9. ^ Richard Wachman "Stop Northern Rock fire sale, say investors", The Observer, 4 November 2007.

External links

  • International Monetary Research Ltd.
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.