Professor John Beath
School of Economics and Finance
University of St Andrews
John Beath is Professor of Economics at the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews. Previously Professor Beath held posts at the Universities of Cambridge and Bristol and was a visiting Senior Research Fellow at The Australian National University. In June 2008 Professor Beath was appointed Secretary-General of the Royal Economic Society, only the 9th post-holder in over 100 years. He has a wide range of research interests in economics most recently focused on industrial organisation in particular knowledge transfer between firms and universities, and on taxation policy.