Charlie Bean became Deputy Governor on 1 July 2008. Prior to that, he was Executive Director and Chief Economist from 1 October 2000. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee, he has specific responsibility within the Bank for Monetary Policy, including monetary analysis and market operations.
After a spell in HM Treasury (1975-79 & 1981-82), Charlie Bean joined the London School of Economics as a lecturer in 1982, becoming Professor of Economics in 1990 and Head of Department in 1999. He was visiting Professor at Stanford University in 1990. He has published widely, in both professional journals and more popular media, on European unemployment, on European Monetary Union, and on macroeconomics generally. He has served on the boards of several academic journals, and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (1986-90). He has also served in a variety of public policy roles, including: as consultant to HM Treasury; as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons, and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament; and as special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.
Charlie became President of the Royal Economic Society on 4 April 2013.
Emmanuel College, Cambridge. (B.A., First Class Honours in Economics and Mathematics, 1975. M.A., 1979.)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (PhD, 1981. Harkness Fellow, 1979-80)
Charlie was born on 16 September, 1953. His outside interests include cricket and opera.