Paul has been director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies since January 2011. He is a visiting professor at UCL.
Paul has published and broadcast extensively on the economics of public policy including tax, welfare, inequality and poverty, pensions, education, climate change and public finances. He is author of major books on pensions, tax and inequality. He is one of the authors of the “Mirrlees review” of tax system design.
Paul has previously worked at the FSA and has been chief economist at the Department for Education and director of public spending in HM Treasury as well as deputy head of the UK Government Economic Service.
Paul is currently a member of the council and executive committee of the Royal Economic Society, is a member of the Climate Change Committee, member of the banking standards board and has just completed an independent review of consumer price inflation statistics for the UK Statistics Authority. He has previously served on the council of the Economic and Social Research Council. He was a founder council member of the Pensions Policy Institute and in 2010 he led a review of the policy of auto-enrolment into pensions for the new government.