Welcome to the personal website of Dr Andrew Sentance CBE.
I am a business economist who served as a member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from October 2006 until May 2011. In November 2011, I joined Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) as their Senior Economic Adviser.
Before I joined the MPC, I worked for British Airways for nearly nine years, as Chief Economist and Head of Environmental Affairs. I am also a part-time Professor of Sustainable Business at Warwick Business School. Click here to find out more about my career and background, including my time at the LSE, the CBI and London Business School in the 1980s and 1990s.
Throughout my career, I have written numerous articles, given many speeches and contributed to the media on a regular basis. On this website, you can access my economics blog - The Hawk Talks! and find out more about my news and views.
I have recently written a book, "Rediscovering growth: After the crisis" which was published in late November 2013. This sets out my current views on the prospects for the UK and other western economies in the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008/9. According to John Cridland, Director-General of the CBI, this is a "concise, objective analysis of the changing global economy since the financial crisis of 2008/9". For Ian Powell, Chairman of PwC, it is a "must-read on the New Normal post-crisis economy". And Simon Ward, Chief Economist of Henderson Global Investors and City AM Analyst of the Year sees it as a "convincing diagnosis of our economic woes, challenging the current consensus". You can read more about the book here.
The Sentance family can be traced back to Grantham in Lincolnshire in the 16th Century and I have also researched some of my other ancestral roots. The family history section of the website provides access to some of this research, and I am always keen to hear from other people who may have common family links.
I am also a part-time rock musician and church organist. I play bass and sing in Revelation, a rock band which performs at events in south Essex where I live - for more details, click here. The music pages on this website contain more details of these musical activities and interests, including my music blog - Andy's Music Blog.
I hope you find the website interesting and useful. Click here to contact me with feedback or comments or for any other reason.
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