Minouche Shafik is Director of LSE. Prior to this she was a Deputy Governor of the Bank of England. An economist by training, Baroness Shafik has spent most of her career straddling the worlds of public policy and academia. After completing her BSc in Economics and Politics at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, she took an MSc in Economics at LSE before completing a DPhil in economics at St Anthony’s College at the University of Oxford. In 2020 the UK Government announced that she would be made a life peer in the House of Lords.