Imperial College London

Emeritus ProfessorDavidBegg

Business School

Emeritus Professor of Economics







396Business School BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





David Begg is Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School. From 2003 until 2011, he was Principal of the Business School.

His research interests are macroeconomics, monetary and exchange rate policy, monetary union and transition economies. He was the Chair of the Begg Commission (a distinguished group of international economists from the top universities in the world) on the ''UK Outside the Euro''. The Commission released their report in April 2003. 

David is frequently commissioned as an advisor on monetary policy to organisations such as the Bank of England, IMF, and HM Treasury.

Fund Raising

1987-88 As Head, Department of Economics, Birkbeck College, raised funds from charities (Leverhulme, Esmee Fairbairn Charitable trust) and private institutions (The Woolwich, Barclays Bank, Salomon Brothers) to launch new posts and an entire new programme in Financial Economics, allowing the economics department to grow by 40%

2000 Fundraising for Centre for Economic Policy Research to enhance their core funding.  Persuaded West LB and  Soc Gen to become corporate sponsors.



Begg, D.K.H., Blanchard, O., Coyle, D., et al., 2003, The consequences of saying no: an independent report into the economic consequences of the UK saying no to the Euro, London, Britain in Europe Campaign Ltd, ISBN:9781903565209

Begg, D.K.H., Fischer, S., Dornbusch, R., 2003, Foundations of economics, London, McGraw-Hill Education, ISBN:9780077099855

Begg, D.K.H., Fischer, S., Dornbusch, R., 2003, Economics, London, McGraw-Hill, ISBN:9780077099473

Begg, D.K.H., Ward, D., 2003, Economics for business, London, McGraw-Hill, ISBN:9780077104290

Begg, D.K.H., De Grauew, P., Canova, F., et al., 2002, Surviving the slowdown (Monitoring the European Central Bank S.), London, Centre for Economic Policy Research, ISBN:9781898128656

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