Paul Williams was appointed the Executive Director of the Marketplace Institute and the David J. Brown Family Chair of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College in August 2005. Paul Williams trained as an economist and worked in economic consulting for several years before undertaking theological training at Regent. He then returned to the marketplace, working as an economic advisor for major international corporations and government agencies. In his most recent role before coming to Regent College, he served as Chief Economist and Head of International Research for DTZ Holdings, an international real estate consulting and investment banking group headquartered in London, UK. His key clients included JP Morgan, MetLife, Pirelli, Prudential, GE Capital, the Government of Estonia, and the Spanish Social Security Agency.
Paul has written numerous articles on Christian faith and the marketplace. Recent articles include "Christianity and the Global Economic Order," in The Oxford Handbook of Christianity and Economics; "Capitalism," in Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics; "The Visible Hand: Modern Lessons from Smith's Theory of Moral Sentiments," in Adam Smith as Theologian; and "Evangelicals, Pope Benedict, and the Financial Crisis," in The Review of Faith & International Affairs. His research interests include capitalism and globalization, the theology of public discipleship, marketplace mission, and workplace spirituality.
He and his wife Sarah have two daughters, Hannah and Emilia.