Dr Andrew Hilton

Dr Andrew Hilton

Visiting Professor

Andrew Hilton is Director of the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation, a London-based non-profit think-tank, supported by 70 City institutions (including the BofE and the Treasury), that looks at threats to and opportunities in the global financial system. The CSFI was set up 27 years ago, and has since published several books and well over 100 reports. More significantly, it has organised over 3,000 round-tables on issues of pressing interest in the financial services sector. He has a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania, an MBA from Wharton and an MA from New College, Oxford. He was appointed OBE in 2006. 


International finance, economic development, macroeconomics


Meletai London Ltd and Economic Evaluation London Ltd, Director: 1986 – present
Editor-in-chief, International Reports Group, subsidiary of the Financial Times: 1983–86
Director, Group for International Study and Evaluation: 1979–83
Young professional, subsequently Senior Project Officer, Metals and Mining, World Bank: 1973–79

University of Pennsylvania, Thouron Scholar and Kent Fellowship: 1968–73

  • PhD (Political and Economic Development)
  • MBA (Wharton School)
  • MA (International Relations)

BA and MA, Politics, Philosophy and Economics (PPE), New College, Oxford: 1965–68


English (fluent), French (intermediate)


Harvard Business Review, Energy Policy
Two books on debt/equity conversions (for the FT and UN)


Athens Seminar, Founding member: 1979
Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva, Member of the Board


OBE: 1996

External invitations
Invited to testify to Treasury Select Committee on the financial crisis

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