Sir Julian Le Grand
Professor Sir Julian Le Grand FBA is a member of the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Areas of expertise
- Universal basic capital
- Social entrepreneurship
- Social policy
- Hybrid economy
Professor Sir Julian Le Grand is a member of the Marshall Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
He was awarded a knighthood in 2015 for services to social sciences and public service. He is an economist by training, and the author, co-author or editor of over twenty books, and more than one hundred articles and book chapters on economics, philosophy and public policy.
He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a Founding Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences, and an Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. In 2006 he was awarded an honorary doctorate (D.Litt) by the University of Sussex. In 2012 he was awarded the Eupolis prize for Public Policy by the Eupolis Institute, Milan, and his submission for the Wolfson Economics Prize received a ‘special category' prize. In 2018, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by the University of Birmingham.
From 2003 to 2005 he was seconded to No 10 Downing St to serve as Senior Policy Adviser to the Prime Minister. In 2007 he was Chairman of the Social Work Practices Working Group for the UK Department for Children, Families and Schools. From 2007 to 2009 he was Chair of Health England: the National Reference Group for Health and Well Being for the UK Department of Health. From 2011 to 2013, he was Chair of the UK Cabinet Office's Mutuals TaskForce. In 2013 and 2014, he was the Chair of the Panels reviewing Doncaster's and Birmingham's Children's Services for the Department for Education and wrote the Panels' reports. As well as these positions, he has acted as an adviser to the President of the European Commission, the World Bank, the World Health Organisation, the OECD, HM Treasury, the UK Department of Work and Pensions and the BBC.
He has been listed as one of the Guardian's and Prospect’s top British public intellectuals, the ESRC’s Heroes of Dissemination, the Evening Standard's most influential people in London, the Local Government Chronicle's most influential people in local government, and, in 2021, Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential Academics in Government.
He writes regularly for the national and international press. He also appears frequently on television and radio, including the Today Programme, The World at One, The World Tonight and The Politics Show. He has been several times a member of Radio 4’s Any Questions panel and has presented editions of Radio 4’s Analysis and BBC 2’s The Big Idea.