The School of Economics welcomes Professor Chris Heady as a new member of staff from 1 April 2009. Chris Heady comes to Kent following a distinguished career as Head of Tax Policy and Statistics at OECD and prior to that as an academic at the University of Bath, University College London and Yale University.
Chris strengthens the commitment of the School to work in areas of international development (including a new MSc programme), environmental economics and public finance. This represents a further investment in the School and follows its success in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, and National Student Surveys. The School has seen a rise in undergraduate applications for 2009 entry of over 60% reflecting its continuing consolidation as one of the leading Schools of economics in the UK.