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--Haskel To Take Up Role Sep 1 As Ian McCafferty Steps Down
     LONDON (MNI) - Jonathan Haskel has been appointed to the Bank of England's
Monetary Policy Committee, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said
     Haskel, a professor of economics at Imperial London Business School, will
take up his position on September 1, replacing Ian McCafferty who steps down
after serving two three-year terms.
     "I am delighted that Professor Haskel is joining the MPC. I am confident
that his expertise in productivity and innovation will further sharpen the
Committee's understanding of the British economy," Hammond said.
     Governor Mark Carney also welcomed Haskel's appointment.
     "I am delighted to welcome Jonathan Haskel to the Monetary Policy Committee
and am very much looking forward to working with him. His broad academic
experience and the depth of his knowledge on productivity and innovation will be
hugely valuable to the Committee as we seek to promote the good of the people of
the United Kingdom by maintaining monetary stability," Carney said.
     According to a press release from the Treasury, Haskel is: "Professor of
Economics at Imperial College Business School, where he will continue to teach
part time, and prior to that was Head of the Economics Department at Queen Mary,
University of London. He is a Non-Executive Director of the UK Statistics
Authority and has expertise in productivity growth, and particularly intangible
assets. He recently published Capitalism Without Capital: The Rise of the
Intangible Economy, co-authored with Stian Westlake. He received his PhD from
the London School of Economics."
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