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Sir Paul Tucker

Senior Fellow


Sir Paul Tucker

Sir Paul Tucker is a British political economist, author, and former central banker. A research fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, he is the author of two books at the junction of political economy and political theory: Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order (Princeton University Press, 2022) and Unelected Power: The Quest for Legitimacy in Central Banking and the Regulatory State (Princeton University Press, 2018).

His other activities include being president of the UK’s National Institute for Economic and Social Research, a visiting professor of practice at the LSE, a member of the advisory board of the Yale Program on Financial Stability, a governor of the Ditchley Foundation, and a director at Swiss Re. He chaired the transatlantic Systemic Risk Council from December 2015 to August 2021.

For over thirty years until late-2013 he was a central banker, including as Deputy Governor of the Bank of England (2009-2013), sitting on its monetary policy, financial stability, and prudential policy committees. Internationally, he was a member of the G20 Financial Stability Board, chairing its group on resolving too-big-to-fail groups; and a director of the Bank for International Settlements, chairing its Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems.


  • Senior Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School
  • Deputy Governor, The Bank of England (2009-2013)