Howard Davies (economist)

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Sir Howard Davies (born 12 February 1951) is a British economist and the former Director of London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), from 2003 to May 2011. He resigned from this position in March 2011 in the wake of controversy over the LSE's decision to accept funding from a foundation controlled by the Libyan leader's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, and over the LSE's Libyan links.

Davies previously served as the first chairman of the Financial Services Authority, among many other high-profile roles.


Record and Controversies

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  • Davies, Howard, (Ed.) The Chancellors' Tales, Polity Press (2006) - on British economic policy from 1975 to 2000.
  • Davies, Howard, and David Green, Global Financial Regulation: The Essential Guide, Polity Press (2008).
  • Davies, Howard, and David Green, Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking, Princeton University Press (2010).
  • Davies, Howard, The Financial Crisis: Who is to Blame?, Polity Press (2010).



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Prudential, "Howard Davies and Paul Manduca to join the Board of Prudential plc as non-executive directors," Group News Releases 15 October 2010, accessed 28 February 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 LSE, Meet the Director, last updated 16 December 2010, accessed 28 February 2011.
  3. Who's Who 2009, Davies, (Sir) Howard (John), online edn, Oxford University Press, accessed 27 March 2009.