Leading Macroeconomist Paul Mortimer-Lee Joins NIESR

Post Date
09 August, 2021
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2 min read

The National Institute of Economic and Social Research is delighted to announce the appointment of Paul Mortimer-Lee as an Interim Deputy Director for Macroeconomics, Modelling and Forecasting.

Paul’s career has included roles at the Bank of England, the International Monetary Fund, and as Global Head of Market Economics at BNP Paribas. He has a passion for global economics, monetary policy, and financial and emerging markets.  He has frequently appeared within both print and broadcast media.  In addition to his career within economics, Paul has also founded a small, specialist elementary school for children with learning differences in Kent.  This school now has 50 children and is consistently rated as “Outstanding” by Ofsted.

He will be taking over the reins from Dr Hande Kucuk, who came to the Institute on secondment from the Central Bank of Turkey.

Paul Mortimer-Lee, said:

I am delighted to be working at an institution of NIESR’s standing and reputation with an immensely able staff.

And commenting on the appointment

Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director of NIESR, said

This is a truly excellent appointment at a time when domestic and global policy will benefit hugely from Paul’s insights and drive.  His wealth of central bank and investment bank experience, together with his knowledge and passion for economics, will bring another dimension to our research and support our staff in answering policy questions.” 




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