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Professor Julian Le Grand


Julian Le Grand is the Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the London School of Economics. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, a Trustee of the Kings Fund, and a Founding Academician of the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences. He has an honorary doctorate from the University of Sussex.

In 2003-5 he was seconded to No 10 Downing St as a senior policy adviser to the Prime Minister. As well as his position at No 10, he has acted as an adviser to the President of the European Commission, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the OECD, Her Majesty's Treasury and the UK Departments of Health and Work and Pensions. In 2007 he chaired the Working Group on Social Work Practices for the Department for Education and Science and from 2007 to 2009 he was the Chair of Health England: the national reference group on health and well-being. He has also been vice-chairman of a major teaching hospital, a commissioner on the Commission for Health Improvement, and a non-executive on several health authorities. He has served on many NHS working parties, on several think-tank commissions and on two grants boards of the Economic and Social Research Council.

Julian Le Grand is an economist by training with a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Pennsylvania where he was a Thouron Scholar. He is the author, co-author or editor of eighteen books and over one hundred  articles on economics, philosophy and public policy. Two of his most recent books are, The Other Invisible Hand: Delivering Public Services through Choice and Competition. Princeton University Press (2007) and Motivation, Agency and Public Policy: Oxford University Press (2006). In 2006 he was one of Prospect magazine's 100 top British public intellectuals.

For more details, see http://www.julianlegrand.net|

Recent publications

For a full list of Julian's publications, please see his LSE Research Online| page


Professor Julian Le Grand appointed to develop mutuals in the public sector. Part of the remit is to support: 'front line staff who can see how to do things better'. 3rd February 2011 (eGov Monitor - Web)|

Professor Julian Le Grand appointed to form public sector 'John Lewises'.
One of the Coalition's most radical and controversial reforms is the conversion of public service bodies into business-like mutuals run along similar lines to John Lewis. 3rd February 2011 (The Daily Telegraph|) 

Professor Julian Le Grand interviewed on reforms to the NHS 19th January 2011
(BBC News , BBC One)

Professor Julian Le Grand interviewed about plans for local councils to assume responsibility for public health 30th November 2010 (BBC Radio 4)

Professor Julian Le Grand comments on the Government Spending Review 21st October 2010 (Financial Times European pg 2)Professor Julian Le Grand on the implications for health in the CSR 20th October 2010 (Sky News)