MPC dove Nickell joins Welsh think-tank

Professor Stephen Nickell, a member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee has been appointed to a Welsh economic think-tank.

The professor of economics at the London School of Economics is the latest appointment to the Welsh Assembly Government's Economic Research Advisory Panel.

Professor Nickell's appointment will run until April 2007.

The panel comprises senior-business people and academics, who are supported by directors from the main Welsh economic agencies.

First Minister Rhodr