Nicholas Barr is Professor of Public Economics at London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
He has an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has authored numerous books and papers on the economics of the welfare state and financing higher education, including The Economics of the Welfare State and Reforming Pensions: Principles and Policy Choices, co-authored with 2010 Nobel laureate Peter Diamond.
He has taught public economics, the economics of the welfare state, the political economy of the post-communist transition and public policy issues.
Writer and Economics professor in the LSE