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Professor John Hills

Professor John Hills

Chair of CASE, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, LSE

Expertise: uk social policies, social security, income and wealth inequality, housing

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John Hills is former Director of the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE), having stepped down after over 17 years to become Co-Director of LSE's International Inequalities Institute between 2015 and 2018. He remains as Chair of CASE and collaborates on several of our research projects. His research interests include income and wealth distribution, the welfare state, social security, housing and taxation. His latest books are Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us (2014/2017) and Social Policy in a Cold Climate (coedited with Ruth Lupton and others, 2016). Decent Incomes for All, which he has co-edited with Bea Cantillon and Tim Goedeme was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.

Professor John Hills's current research interests are:

  • Welfare state and public attitudes
  • Social security
  • Pensions policy
  • Income and wealth distribution
  • Social policy and the life cycle
  • Fuel poverty

John's latest projects include: