The UK Statistics Authority warmly welcomes the appointment of Professor Jonathan Haskel as a non-executive member of the UK Statistics Authority Board, starting in post on 1 February 2016 for a period of appointment of three years.

Speaking today, Sir Andrew Dilnot CBE, Chair of the UK Statistics Authority, said:

“I am delighted to welcome Jonathan Haskel as a non-executive member of the UK Statistics Authority. Jonathan brings a wealth of professional experience in economics and independent regulation which will be of great benefit to us all on the UK Statistics Authority Board. I am very much looking forward to working with Jonathan.”

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Notes for Editors:

The UK Statistics Authority is an independent body operating at arm’s length from government as a non-ministerial department, directly accountable to Parliament. It was established on 1 April 2008 by the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007.

The Authority’s statutory objective is to promote and safeguard the production and publication of official statistics that serve the public good. It is also required to promote and safeguard the quality and comprehensiveness of official statistics, and ensure good practice in relation to official statistics.

The Authority’s functions relate to its statutory areas of responsibility:
– oversight of the UK official statistics system, which includes around 30 central government departments and the devolved administrations, and the promotion, safeguarding and monitoring of quality, comprehensiveness and good practice in relation to all official statistics, wherever produced;
– production of a Code of Practice for Statistics and assessment of official statistics against the Code; and,
– governance of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) the UK’s National Statistical Institute and the largest producer of official statistics.

Further information about the UK Statistics Authority is available on the Authority’s website www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk

Professor Jonathan Haskel

Professor Jonathan Haskel has been appointed as a non-executive director of the UK Statistics Authority with effect from 1 February 2016 for a period of three years.

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.

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.

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