James Sefton is currently a Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School.
James is the Principal Investigator on the ESRC funded project ‘Changes in the Distribution of Resources across Generations in both the UK and the US’, Academic Director of both Investment and Wealth Management (IWM) and Finance and Accounting (F&A) MScs and Co-director of the Financial Technology MSc.
He was previously Principal Scientist at the hedge fund ‘Winton Capital Management’, and Head of Global Quantitative Research at UBS Investment Bank.
His economic research agenda focuses on questions about intergenerational equity, pension policy design and long run trends in the housing market. As a quantitative finance researcher, he is interested in the design of both quantitative investment strategies and retirement investment products.
Miles D, Sefton J, 2021, House prices and growth with fixed land supply, Economic Journal, Vol:131, ISSN:0013-0133, Pages:1815-1848
et al., 2017, Full generational accounts: what do we give to the next generation?, Population and Development Review, Vol:43, ISSN:0098-7921, Pages:695-720
Lee R, Mason A, members of the NTA Network, 2014, Is low fertility really a problem? Population aging, dependency, and consumption., Science, Vol:346, ISSN:1095-9203, Pages:229-234
Sefton JA, Van de Ven J, Weale M, 2008, Means Testing Retirement Benefits: Fostering Equity or Discouraging Savings?, Economic Journal, Vol:118, Pages:556-590
Kirsanova T, Sefton JA, 2007, A comparison of national saving rates in the UK, US and Italy, European Economic Review, Vol:51, Pages:1998-2028
Sefton, J., Weale, M., 2006, The concept of income in a general equilibrium, Review of Economic Studies, Vol:73, ISSN:0034-6527, Pages:219-249