Simon is a Senior Manager at the Bank of England. Previously he was Head of Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting at NIESR. His research interests include empirical macroeconomics and forecasting.
MSc (Econ) in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management (awarded with distinction), London School of Economics, University of London, 1999
BSc in Mathematics and Statistics, Birkbeck College, University of London, 2010
BA in Economics and Human Resource Management, Keele University, 1998
Senior Manager, Bank of England, 2018 - present
Senior Economist, Bank of England, 2017 - 2018
Head of Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting, NIESR, 2014-2017
Principal Research Fellow, NIESR, 2011-2014
Research Fellow, NIESR, 2007-2011
Senior Research Officer, NIESR, 2005-2007
Research Officer, NIESR, 1999-2005
Kirby, S. (2015) ‘Commentary: the macroeconomic implications of the parties’ fiscal plans’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 231, pp. F4-F11.
Riley, R., Bewley, H., Kirby, S., Rincon-Aznar, A., George, A., (2011) The introduction of Jobcentre Plus: An evaluation of labour market impacts, Department for Work and Pensions Research Report No 781.
Holland, D., Kirby, S. and Orazgani, A. (2011) ‘Modelling the sovereign debt crisis in Europe’, National Institute Economic Review, No. 217 pp. F37-F45.
Barrell R, Davis E P, Fic T., Holland D., Kirby S., and Liadze I (2009) ‘Optimal regulation of bank capital and liquidity: how to calibrate new international standards’ FSA Occasional Paper no. 38, October.
Barrell, R., Hurst, A.I. and Kirby, S. (2009) ‘The macroeconomic implications of pension reform’, in Franco, D. (ed.), Pension Reform, Fiscal Policy and Economic Performance, Bank of Italy, pp. 503–14.
Kirby, S., Riley, R., (2008) 'The external returns to education: UK evidence using repeated cross-sections', Labour Economics, Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 619-630.
Barrell, R., Kirby, S and Riley, R. (2006) ‘Pensions, Saving and the UK Economy’, Report for the Pensions Commission.
Bryson, A., Forth, J. and Kirby, S. (2005) 'High Involvement Management Practices, Trade Union Representation and Workplace Performance in Britain', Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Vol. 52, No. 3, pp. 451-91.
Kirby, S. and Riley, R. (2004) ‘Compulsory work-focused interviews for inactive benefit claimants: an evaluation of the British ONE pilots’, Labour Economics, Vol. 11, No. 4, pp. 415-29.
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