Dr Tim Leunig

Dr Tim Leunig

Visiting Professor in Practice

School of Public Policy

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Key Expertise
Economic History, Education Policy, Energy, Environment

About me

Professor Tim Leunig is a multiple-international prize-winning economist.

He has taught at the LSE for 25 years, and at Oxford, and held visiting faculty positions in the US and Europe.

He has worked for the UK government for over 10 years, including serving as economic adviser to two chancellors (Javid, Sunak), three housing secretaries (Clarke, Javid, Gove), and as chief analyst and chief scientific advisor at the Department for Education. In government, he invented the UK furlough scheme during covid, saving more than 3 million jobs. He also invented the post-covid rent arbitration scheme, the schools national funding formula, and the method by which we assess the effectiveness of secondary schools, Progress 8. He is Director, Public First Consulting, and an Associate Member of Nuffield College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, the Royal Society of Arts, the Royal Historical Society and a Governor of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.