Julian is Deputy Director of the Institute for Government. He leads the Institute’s work on professionalising Whitehall, the performance of public services, fiscal policy and spending consolidations. He is a regular commentator in the UK media on all issues relating to the effectiveness of government.
Julian joined the Institute in July 2009 following half a decade at the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, where he was Deputy Director. There he led work on social mobility, welfare policies and economic growth. His other experience in government includes two spells in HM Treasury, and as a Special Adviser at the Department for Work and Pensions.
Julian started his career at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, where he spent eight years and published work on the UK's personal taxation and welfare system. He also led the Institute's research programme on corporate taxation and business investment issues. He has taught public economics at University College London and worked at Frontier Economics, one of the UK's leading economic consultancies, where he helped expand the public policy practice.