Professor of Economics at London Business School, he is known for his focus on the big broad factors that transform the world around us. Whether it’s his talks as a public thinker or his academic research, he focuses on the latest financial and macro global trends to draw out the corporate and market implications that will define the coming decades.
Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics and former Deputy Dean at London Business School, a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He previously held lecturing positions at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University. His MA is from Oxford, his M.Sc. from the London School of Economics and his D.Phil. from Oxford University.
At London Business School he lectures on macroeconomics, focusing on providing an understanding of how macro forces shape the global competitive environment. His research focuses on business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy and longevity. He has published widely in leading international academic journals and is author of a textbook, Macroeconomics: Understanding the Global Economy, which has been translated into four languages and soon will appear in its Fourth Edition. His book, with Lynda Gratton, The Hundred Year Life is an Amazon bestseller and was shortlisted for the FT/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award 2016 and led to him being listed by HR Magazine as one of their Most Influential Thinker 2016.
Previously he was Managing Editor for the Royal Economic Society’s Economic Journal and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network and Non-Executive Director and Chair Risk Committee for the UK’s Financial Services Authority 2009-2013. He has been an advisor on Monetary Policy to the House of Commons Treasury Select Committee and to Chief Economists at both the Bank of England (on monetary policy) and H.M.Treasury (on fiscal policy and debt management) and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius between 2007 and 2015. He is currently on the advisory board of the UK’s Office for Budget Responsibility and a member of the Cabinet Office Honours Committee (Science and Technology).
Testimonial for Macroeconomics: Understanding the Global Economy: "This is a timely, fascinating and thought provoking book, full of wonderful information about the potential of a 100-year life. A brilliant read for individuals but it should be mandatory reading for our politicians and those responsible for planning in health and social and social care." - Shirley Cramer CBE Chief Executive Royal Society for Public Health
Testimonial for The 100 Year Life: "Lynda Gratton and Andrew Scott have written an important and highly readable analysis of the problem that most governments and corporations would prefer to ignore. A lot of us are going to live a lot longer than our grandparents -- indeed, more than half of today's kids will live to be 100. This has implications for much more than just our personal finances. Our entire lives, they argue convincingly, will need to be reconfigured to deal with the unprecedented lifespans we are being granted. Required reading for baby boomers and millennials alike." - Niall Ferguson, Laurence A.Tisch Professor of History at Harvard
"Living 100 years and working productively for the greater part of them will soon be a reality. That means that life stages as we know them have to be reinvented. Gratton and Scott’s wonderful book prepares us — individuals, organisations and societies – for the possibilities of this brave new world of longevity and teaches us what it will take to thrive in it." - Professor Herminia Ibarra, INSEAD
"Andrew provided an overview of European market dynamics to a group of senior executives from many different disciplines across the GE businesses. He approached the subject, which could be a little dry, with energy, enormous insight and a wry humour! He gauged very well both the expertise and interest levels of the audience and tailored the talk accordingly. It received consistently excellent feedback from the attendees who described better understanding the complexities of the economic environment but also valued hearing a point of view rather than mere facts and figures. I can’t recommend Andrew highly enough and wouldn’t hesitate to ask him to speak for me again." - Gabrielle Silver, Brunswick Group
"Fujitsu has really benefited from Professor Andrew Scott’s deep insight into a diverse range of macro-economic topics including Sustainability and the 100 year life. The purpose of the sessions has been to better equip our senior people to be able to have “non-agenda” conversations with key clients to start to unlock and create extra value for our clients – and we are already seeing this investment paying dividends!" - Rachel Rose, Fujitsu