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

Voted no. 9 in the Prospect World Thinkers 2014 poll A podcast of the discussion with Duncan Green (Oxfam) and Ellie Mae O’Hagan (The Guardian) at the launch event of the ‘Critique, Influence, and Change’ series of Zed Press Interview in The World Post (The international version of the Huffington Post) Article in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo, titled, ‘Don’t expect too much from the service industry’ (in Korean) Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘Think welfare spending is spiralling out of control? You’re wrong.’ In the ‘Long List’ for the Prospect magazine’s World Thinkers 2014 Poll Extract from ‘Reclaiming Development’ with Ilene Grabel in the Guardian Article in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo, titled, ‘Global economic instability and the Korean economy’ (in Korean) Interview with Dwars, the student newspaper of the University of Antwerp Article in the Guardian, ‘This is no recovery, this is a bubble – and it will burst’.

Media Highlights

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 how company profits depend on ‘welfare payments’ from the state Guardian article on the myth of the lazy mob Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art Article in the Guardian on ‘capitalism for the poor, socialism for the rich’ Anti-capitalist? Too simple. Occupy can be the catalyst for a radical rethink