Bachelor of Science in Economics, University Bristol, England, 1973. Master of Science in Econometrics, London School of Economics, 1975. Doctor (honorary), University St. Gullen, 2003.
Lecturer University Manchester, England, 1975-1984. Professor economics University College London, since 1984, director research Institute for Fiscal Studies, since 1986, director Economic and Social Research Council Center for Micro-Economics Analysis of Fiscal Policy, since 1991, head department, 1988-1992, Leverhulme Personal Research professor, 1999. Visiting associate professor University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1980-1981, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1993, University California, Berkeley, 1994-1999.
Fellow Econometrics Society, British Academy, Council of Econometric Society, Institute Actuaries (honorary). Member European Economic Association (council since 1997), American Economic Association (honorary), Foreign Member American Academy Arts and Sciences, European Economic Association, Econemetric Society (vice president 2005).
Married Anne Aberdeen. Children: Katie, Jack.