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John Hills

John Hills

Former Chair of CASE and former Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy


Professor John Hills (1954-2020) was co-founder and director of the LSE's Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE) for over 17 years.

He was also co-director of LSE's International Inequalities Institute between 2015 and 2018. One of his last roles was as Chair of CASE and he collaborated on many CASE research projects.

John Hills’ research interests encompassed income and wealth distribution, the welfare state, social security, pensions policy, fuel poverty, housing and taxation.

Recent projects included

His latest books included Good Times, Bad Times: the welfare myth of them and us (2014/2017) and Social Policy in a Cold Climate (co-edited with Ruth Lupton and others, 2016). Decent Incomes for All, co-edited with Bea Cantillon and Tim Goedemé, was published by Oxford University Press in 2018.

A memory wall to John has been set up on the CASE website, open to anyone to share tributes and memories.