Jagjit S Chadha is Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research. He is on a full time absence of leave as Professor of Economics at the University of Kent but retains a part-time role as Professor of Economics at Cambridge. He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews and Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge.
He has worked at the Bank of England as an Official working on Monetary Policy and as Chief Quantitative Economist at BNP Paribas, and is currently Chair of the Money, Macro, Finance Study Group. He has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and academic adviser to both the Bank of England and HM Treasury, and to many central banks as well as the Bank for International Settlements, and is the current Gresham Professor of Commerce. His main research interests are developing the links between finance and macroeconomics in general equilibrium models and he has published widely in economics journals. He is also editor of the Cambridge University Press series on economics, Modern Macroeconomic Policymaking and an associate editor of several journals.
He has recently published a book on Developments in Macro-Finance Yield Curve Modelling by Cambridge University Press (CUP) and a number of papers related to monetary and fiscal interactions, as well as on the development of the financial system. He has also written a number of papers on financial history and completed a book, Parables Trade-offs and Lags: A Central Banking Journey, which will be published by CUP in 2018. He has just completed a British Academy Grant to study fiscal data in the 19th century.