<p>John Beath is Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of St&nbsp;Andrews. His professional training was at Queen's College Dundee, the University of London and the University of Pennsylvania. He has held academic posts at Cambridge, Bristol and St Andrews. He is an applied micro-economist with interests in the economics of industry and in public finance. Previous public appointments have included membership of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Pay Remuneration and chairmanship of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. He is currently a member of the Economic and Social Research Council and also a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body.</p>

Professor John Beath OBE

Biography:

John Beath is Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society and Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews. His professional training was at Queen's College Dundee, the University of London and the University of Pennsylvania. He has held academic posts at Cambridge, Bristol and St Andrews. He is an applied micro-economist with interests in the economics of industry and in public finance. Previous public appointments have included membership of the Review Body on Doctors' and Dentists' Pay Remuneration and chairmanship of the Economic Research Institute of Northern Ireland. He is currently a member of the Economic and Social Research Council and also a member of the Prison Service Pay Review Body.