We are Northern Powerhouse
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Lord O’Neill is the creator of the acronym “BRIC” and has conducted much research about these and other emerging economies. He worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. Until October 2014, Lord O’Neill chaired the highly influential Cities Growth Commission in the UK, when it provided its final recommendations.
Jim became a life Peer in May 2015, and was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in the same month, with policy responsibility for the Northern powerhouse and city devolution. Lord O’Neill earned BA and MA degrees in economics from Sheffield University in 1978 and a PhD from the University of Surrey in 1982. He has honorary degrees from the Institute of Education, University of London, for his educational philanthropy; City University for his services to banking and finance; and Sheffield University in recognition of his contribution to international economics.