Prof James Banks
James Banks is deputy research director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, London and Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. He joined the Institute in 1990 having studied at Bristol University and the London School of Economics. Prior to moving to Manchester in 2010 he was also Professor of Economics at University College London. His research focuses on empirical modeling of individual economic behavior over the life cycle, with particular focus on consumption and spending patterns, saving and asset accumulation, housing dynamics, and retirement and pension choices.
Recent work has also begun to look at broader issues in the economics of aging, such as health, physical and cognitive functioning and their association with labor market status; the dynamics of work disability; and the nature of expectations of retirement, health, and longevity. He was one of the founding Principal Investigators of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and has become actively involved in ageing studies around the world. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from University College London.
Where: Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace
When: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Thursday 2 December 2010
RSVP: Lisa Hutton by Friday 26 November 2010.