Jonathan Portes

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King's College London


Jonathan Portes is Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the UK’s longest established independent economic research institute. Previously, he was Chief Economist at the Cabinet Office, where he advised the Cabinet Secretary, Gus O’Donnell, and Number 10 Downing Street on economic and financial issues. Before that he held a number of other senior economic policy posts in the UK government. His particular interests include immigration, labour markets, and poverty. He writes frequently on economic issues in the Financial Times, Guardian and other publications, and comments regularly on the BBC and Sky News on these topics.

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