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OFT names new chief economist
by James Phillipps on Mar 13, 2013 at 07:49
The Office of Fair trading has named Chris Walters as its new chief economist.
Walters will join in April, replacing Amelia Fletcher who is set to leave the organisation to take up a professorship at the University of East Anglia. Walters has been at the OFT since 2007 and is currently director of economics in the goods and consumer group and in his new role he will report into chief executive Chris Maxwell.
Maxwell said: 'Chris is an excellent and highly experienced economist and well placed to take over from Amelia. He will play a major part in ensuring that the OFT remains at the forefront of economic thinking, helping drive the continued delivery of high quality consumer and competition work as we head towards the new regime.
'Alongside this, he will be instrumental in laying the groundwork, in partnership with Competition Commission colleagues, for the economics function at the Competition and Markets Authority.'
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