Radical Uncertainty and Public Policy

Mervyn King, Lord King of Lothbury, KG, GBE, FBA

Mervyn King served as Governor of the Bank of England and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee and Financial Policy Committee from 2003 to June 2013. He was previously Deputy Governor from 1998 to 2003, Chief Economist and Executive Director from 1991, and non-executive director of the Bank from 1990 to 1991. He was knighted (GBE) in 2011, made a life peer in 2013, and appointed by The Queen to be a Knight of the Garter in 2014.

Lord King is the Alan Greenspan Professor of Economics and Professor of Law at New York University and School Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics.

Born in 1948, Mervyn King studied at King’s College, Cambridge, and Harvard (as a Kennedy Scholar) and taught at Cambridge and Birmingham Universities before spells as Visiting Professor at both Harvard University and MIT. From October 1984 he was Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics where he founded the Financial Markets Group.

Mervyn King is a Fellow of the British Academy, an Honorary Fellow of King’s and St John’s Colleges, Cambridge and holds many honorary degrees. He is a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is on the Advisory Council of the London Symphony Orchestra, and a Trustee of the National Gallery.

The Agnar Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy

Agnar Sandmo                                                                                                                                                                  

NHH Professor Agnar Sandmo retired at the age of 70 on 9 January 2008. In order to mark Sandmo’s long contribution to the field, as well as his international standing NHH has established two annual institutions:

  • The Sandmo Lecture on Public Policy is held by leading international economists.
  • Sandmo Junior Visiting Fellowship is a guest scholarship for especially promising young researchers under the age of 40. 
Department of Economics