Bachelor, Oxford University, England, 1983. Master of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Oxford University, England, 1987.
Assistant professor economics Princeton (New Jersey) University, 1988—1995. Professor economics London School of Economics, since 1995. Co-editor American Economic Review, Nashville, since 1998.
Consultant Her Majesty Treasury, London, since 2001. Research fellow Institute Fiscal Studies, London.
Fellow: Econometric Society (council member 2003), British Academy. Member: European Economics Association (member council 2000), Royal Economic Society 1999.
Married Gillian N Paull. Children: Thomas Arthur, Oliver John.