John Hills 1954-2020
It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our friend and colleague Professor Sir John Hills.
John joined the LSE in 1986 and played a significant role in STICERDís Welfare State Programme before co-founding CASE in 1997, which he directed between 1997 and 2016. He also co-directed the LSEís International Inequalities Institute 2015-2018 and was Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy at the LSE and the Chair of CASE.
John will be remembered as a brilliant scholar and an intellectual giant who made tremendous contributions to social science. His work has had a major impact on social policy, especially in relation to poverty and inequality.
He was a generous colleague, and a kind and modest man. To many of us he was an inspiration, mentor and a friend and we will miss him sorely. We send our deepest condolences to his wife Anne Power and to their family.
We have set up a memory wall to John, on the CASE website.
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