1985年被聘任为伦敦政治经济学院银行与金融学诺曼•索斯诺（Norman Sosnow）讲席教授，于2002年退休转为该校银行与金融学荣休教授。他于1990年当选为英国科学院院士，并因对货币经济学的贡献于1997年被授予大英帝国司令勋章（CBE）。1986年间，他协助创办了伦敦政治经济学院的金融市场集团研究中心。在此之前，他作为货币政策经济学家在英格兰银行工作了17年，1980年起成为英格兰银行首席顾问。他曾为1983年香港金融危机提出应对之策，随后出任香港金融管理局外汇基金咨询委员会委员直至1997年。之后1997年至2000年5月的三年间，他被委任为新成立的英国央行货币政策委员会四位独立外部委员之一。2009年，他开始担任摩根士丹利的经济顾问，直到2016年80高龄之际辞去该职务。正是在此期间，他与当时的同事马诺杰•普拉丹（Manoj Pradhan）开始研究相关问题并于近期出版了著作《人口大逆转》（帕尔格雷夫麦克米伦出版社）。他的著作广泛涉及与货币政策有关的问题，尤其是中央银行制度和宏观经济学。
Charles Goodhart was appointed to the Norman Sosnow Chair of Banking and Finance at the London School of Economics (LSE) in 1985, until his retirement in 2002 when he became Emeritus Professor of Banking and Finance. He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 1990, and awarded the CBE in 1997, for services to monetary economics. During 1986, he helped to found the Financial Markets Group at LSE. For the previous 17 years he served as a monetary economist at the Bank of England, becoming a Chief Adviser in 1980. Following his advice on overcoming the financial crisis in Hong Kong in 1983, he subsequently served on the HK Exchange Fund Advisory Committee until 1997. Later in 1997 he was appointed for three years, until May 2000, one of the four independent outside members of the newly-formed Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. He became an economic consultant to Morgan Stanley in 2009, until he resigned, at the age of 80, in 2016. It was during this period that he began work on the subject matter of his recent book, The Great Demographic Reversal (Palgrave Macmillan), with his colleague there, Manoj Pradhan. He has written widely on matters relating to monetary policy, especially central banking, and macro-economics.
Charles is the author of Goodhart's Law "that any observed statistical regularity will tend to collapse once pressure is placed upon it for control purposes.”■