Julian Jessop is an independent economist. He has thirty five years of professional experience gained in the public sector, the City and consultancy, including stints at HM Treasury, HSBC, Standard Chartered Bank, and Capital Economics. He now works mainly with thinktanks and educational charities, notably the Institute of Economic Affairs, and is a regular commentator in the media.

Julian has a First Class degree in Economics from Cambridge University and further qualifications in both economics and law.