He is also a fellow of Balliol College, an Adjunct Professor of Economics in the Research School of Pacific Studies at the Australian National University, a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London and Director of the Research Programme on Global Economic Institutions of the Economic and Social Research Council.
He is a member of the Academic panel of the British Treasury and also a trustee of the Oxford Policy Institute. Formerly he held the Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy, Glasgow and the Houblon-Norman Senior Fellowship at the Bank of England.
Vines was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne, the University of Melbourne, and at Cambridge University. At Cambridge, we worked with Nobel Prize-winning economist, James Meade, who was deeply influenced by John Maynard Keynes.
Vines work on macroeconomics reflects the influence of both these men.
His interests reflect this influence, spanning international macroeconomics, the reform of the international financial architecture and monetary economics.