Welcome

I’ve set up this website, in addition to my university website, for people who want to know a little more about me.

I am afraid many of you may be disappointed. I don’t do extreme sports, I am not a hi-tech buff, I am not a secret expert on 18th-century maps, and I don’t even do gardening. Unless you are mainly interested in my economics, the only thing that is interesting on this website would be the section, ‘Non-economists I like to read’ under ‘Influences’.

Still, please enjoy the site. It would be at least more informative and interesting than my university website!

Recent News

The Guardian article on movies and economics, titled ‘Flickonomics’, mainly written by me Interview in the Belgian financial newspaper, De Tijd (in Dutch) Interview in the main Dutch TV channel, RTL Interview in the premier Dutch news programme, Nieuwsuur ‘How to “use” economics’ in the Huffington Post Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in Kirkus Reviews, the American book review magazine Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in the Guardian Interview with the Guardian, titled, ‘Six things they don’t tell you about creating jobs for young people’ Interview with CNBC on ‘Why economics degrees must change’ Article titled, ‘It’s time to demystify economics’ in the University of Cambridge website

Media Highlights

Article (with Jonathan Aldred) in the Observer on reform of economics education Interview audio podcast on my new book, ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in the Prospect magazine website Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘Economics is too important to leave to the experts’ On anchovies, aubergines, and unorthodox economics in the Diary in the Financial Times Voted no. 9 in the Prospect World Thinkers 2014 poll Article in the Guardian, ‘This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst’. An interview in the Varsity, Cambridge student newspaper ‘Lunch with the FT’ interview Guardian article on the myth of the lazy mob Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art