Office for Budget Responsibility: Working at the UK's fiscal watchdog

Office for Budget Responsibility: Working at the UK's fiscal watchdog


The Adam Smith Business School welcomed Mr Andy King, Head of Staff for the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) as speaker of the School's Practitioner Seminar series on Friday 6th November 2015. Andy's presentation is titled 'The Office for Budget Responsibility: Working at th UK's fiscal watchdog' discussed the OBR, his role within it and the career path that got him to this position.  He also described how the OBR did the necessary analysis to incorporate the effects of the new National Living Wage policy into their forecasts. 

You can view Andy's presentation here:  Andy King

 

 

Biography

Andy King is Head of Staff at the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR), a role he took up in June 2013. He joined the civil service in 1998, working on project appraisal then Asian economies in HM Treasury, before spending 2001 to 2005 at the British Embassy in Tokyo, monitoring the closing stages of the Japanese financial crisis. Andy then worked in a range of macroeconomic roles at the Treasury, including heading the Fiscal Policy team for the 2010 post-election Emergency Budget and the Macroeconomic Coordination & Strategy team overseeing reforms to the UK monetary policy framework and UK-focused relations with international organisations. In 2009-10, he worked as a macro-fiscal advisor in the Liberian Finance Ministry on issues related to Liberia's HIPC debt write-off process.

Photography

This event was photographed for promotional use by the University.

Further information

Should you have any queries, please email Hisayuki.Yoshimoto@glasgow.ac.uk or Lindsay.McCready@glasgow.ac.uk.