Peter Sinclair is an emeritus Fellow of Brasenose College, Oxford, and emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Birmingham. He left Oxford to take up the chair in Birmingham in 1994. Before that he had been Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Brasenose from 1970. He is a Fellow of the UK's Office for National Statistics; chaired the Royal Economic Society's Easter School for 22 years; has been visiting professor of Economics at Queen's and UBC in Canada, and Witwatersrand in South Africa; and has served numerous finance ministries and central banks around the world, including the Bank of England, in a variety of roles. With others or alone, he is the author or editor of 16 books on various aspects of economics, and has published numerous papers in learned journals. His main interests focus on international and monetary economics, and taxation topics.