| Jeremy Hardie|
| Charles Jeremy Mawdesley Hardie|
9 June 1938 (age 77) (1938-06-09)
Economist and businessman
Evidence-Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better
Jeremy Hardie Wikipedia
Charles Jeremy Mawdesley Hardie (known as Jeremy Hardie) (born 9 June 1938), CBE is a British economist and businessman.
Hardie, the son of Sir Charles Hardie, was born in 1938 and educated at Winchester College before studying at the University of Oxford, firstly reading Literae Humaniores (classics) at New College and then switching to economics for a post-graduate degree at Nuffield College. He qualified as an accountant in 1965 but returned to Oxford thereafter, becoming a Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Keble College in 1968 after a year as a research fellow at Trinity College.
He left Keble in 1975, becoming a partner in the accountants Dixon Wilson & Co in the same year and remaining until 1982. He was a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission from 1976 to 1983, serving as Deputy Chairman from 1980 to 1983. He has chaired various companies, including the W H Smith Group from 1994 to 1999 and Loch Fyne Restaurants from 2002 to 2005; he was also chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research from 1984 to 1989. Companies of which he has been a director include John Swire & Sons Limited (1982 to 1998).
Hardie is currently a research associate in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science at the London School of Economics. In 2012 he published Evidence Based Policy: A Practical Guide to Doing It Better with the philosopher Nancy Cartwright.
He was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1983 for his work at the Monopoly and Mergers Commission. He was elected as an Honorary Fellow of Keble College in 1998.