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Faculty of Economics

Monday, 25 September, 2023

The appointment will reflect Professor Linton’s deep sector knowledge, as well as his passion for driving progress in economic research. His skills and experience will support the Faculty educate the next generation of economists.

“I am delighted to be taking over the role of Chair of the Faculty, and I look forward to promoting economic research and education in a part of Cambridge that I really enjoy, and I want all of our students, staff, and academics to feel at home,” he says.

Oliver Linton is a professor of Political Economy and Econometrics at Cambridge University and a Fellow of Trinity College. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematical Statistics.

“I particularly want to welcome all our new students this term. For undergraduates, and many postgraduates, it will be their first taste of the unique world of varsity, and the Cambridge academic rigor,” he adds. “I look forward to seeing all students attending lectures and seminars throughout the terms ahead. We are an inclusive Faculty, and support lively and respectful academic debate.”

Now becoming the Chair of the Faculty (Board) of Economics, he brings a wealth of real world experience in the finance and banking sectors. An Econometric Consultant to the Bank of England (2018-2019), Expert Witness to the Financial Conduct Authority (2014-2015) and Financial Services Authority (2008) he also gave evidence to Parliamentary Commission on Banking Standards (2012)..

Professor Linton completed his BSc (1st Class) in Mathematics at the LSE in 1983, and his PhD in Economics at UC Berkeley in 1991.

He has published two books and over a hundred journal articles including recent work on the pandemic and on financial markets during the Brexit referendum.

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