Andrew Scott is Professor of Economics at London Business School and a Fellow of All Souls, Oxford University and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. He has previously held posts at Harvard University, London School of Economics and Oxford University. His research and advisory work focuses on the short and long run forces that affect governments and business. He has been an advisor to HM Treasury, Bank of England, the House of Commons, a Non Executive Director at the Financial Services Authority and Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Mauritius. He has published widely in leading international academic journals and was Managing Editor of the Royal Economic Society’s The Economic Journal and Scientific Chair of the Euro Area Business Cycle Network. He has received prizes and research grants for his published work and is a sought after public speaker on future trends. He has won the General Teaching Excellence prize at London Business School and is a co-author of a textbook, Macroeconomics: Understanding the Global Economy, which has been translated into four languages and soon will appear in its Fourth Edition.