James Banks Advisory group member
James Banks is Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester and Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies where he is one of the Co-Directors of the ESRC Centre for the Microeconomic Analysis of Public Policy. He is also Co-Principal Investigator of the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing and collaborates with or advises similar large-scale interdisciplinary ageing studies all around the world, including in the US, Europe, China, India, Brazil, Japan and South Africa. His research focuses on all aspects of the economics of ageing, including: savings and pensions; cognition and financial decision making; work, retirement, health and disability at older ages. He has served on advisory groups for Department of Work and Pensions, Department of Health, Office of National Statistics, and the Economic and Social Research Council, and was recently on the lead expert group for the Government Office for Science Foresight Project on Analysing the Challenges and Opportunities of an Ageing Society.