BA in Mathematics, Cambridge Univ.; Doctorate in Economics, Oxford Univ. 1986-93, with LSE; 1994-99, Chief Economist and Special Counsellor to President, European Bank for Reconstruction and Dev.; 2000-03, World Bank Chief Economist and SVP, Dev. Economics; 2003-07, Head, Gov. Economic Service; 2005-07, Adviser to UK Gov. on Economics of Climate Change and Dev.; 2008-11, Special Adviser on Economic Dev. and Climate Change to Group Chairman, HSBC. Since 2007, IG Patel Prof. of Economics and Gov. Since 2008, Chairman, Grantham Research Inst. on Climate Change and Environment, LSE. 2013-17, President, British Academy. Since 2007, Member (Cross Bench), UK House of Lords. Author. Recipient of awards, including knighthood and Companion of Honour for services to economics, international relations and tackling climate change.