Paul Grout is Professor of Political Economy at the University of Bristol. His main research interests are in public economics, law and economics, and finance and he has published extensively in these fields (e.g., in Econometrica, Review of Economic Studies, Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Public Economics, American Bar Association).
He was founding director of the Centre for Market and Public Organisation; a member of the Executive Committee, Council and trustee of the Royal Economic Society; the inaugural Tinbergen Research Fellow at the Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis and was on the Editorial Board of the Review for Economic Studies and director of the Review of Economic Studies Ltd for many years. He is a Research Fellow of CEPR.
He has advised many UK and international government departments and public bodies; has been advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee; and a member of a CBI Taskforce. Recent keynote addresses include speeches at the World Bank; IESE (Barcelona); and European Commission’s EuroSocial Taxation Conference (Mexico).
Professor Grout is a Non-Executive Director of Ofgem (the regulator of energy markets in England, Scotland and Wales) and is Chair of Ofgem's Offshore Committee.