Since 2008 Jonathan has been Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School, Imperial College London and Academic Director of the School. He was previously Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Economics, Queen Mary, University of London. He has taught at the University of Bristol and London Business School and been a visiting professor at the Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College, USA; Stern School of Business, New York University, USA; and the Australian National University.
Jonathan is an elected member of the Conference on Research in Income and Wealth (CRIW) and a research associate of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, and the IZA, Bonn.
Since September 2015, Jonathan has been a member of the Financial Conduct Authority Competition Decisions Committee and the Payment System Regulator Enforcement and Competition Decisions Committee.
Between 2001-2010 Jonathan was a Member, Reporting Panel of the Competition Commission (now the Competition and Markets Authority), on market inquiries into Mobile Phones, Home Credit and Airports, and the EMAP/ABI merger.
Between 2013 and 2016, Jonathan was an elected member of the Council of the Royal Economic Society and between November 2012 and December 2015, a member of the “Research, Innovation, and Science Policy Experts” (RISE) high level group advising the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation, and Science on policy.
On 1 September 2018 Jonathan was appointed as an external member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee for a three-year term. Jonathan will continue to teach part-time in his capacity as Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School.
Jonathan’s research interests are growth, productivity and innovation in the knowledge economy and he has published papers on these topics in a number of journals.
Jonathan has been re-appointed for a further four years, ending on 1 February 2023.