Charles Bean is Executive Director and Chief Economist at the Bank of England, having been appointed to this position on 1 October 2000. In addition to his membership of the Monetary Policy Committee, he is responsible for the Monetary Analysis & Statistics Divisions of the Bank. After a spell in HM Treasury (1975–79 & 1981–82), Charles joined the London School of Economics as a lecturer in 1982, becoming Professor of Economics in 1990 and Head of Department in 1999. He was visiting Professor at Stanford University in 1990. He has published widely, in both professional journals and more popular media, on European unemployment, on European Monetary Union, and on macroeconomics generally. He has served on the boards of several academic journals, and was Managing Editor of the Review of Economic Studies (1986–90). He has also served in a variety of public policy roles, including: as consultant to HM Treasury; as special adviser to both the Treasury Committee of the House of Commons and to the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee of the European Parliament; and as special adviser to the House of Lords enquiry into the European Central Bank.