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

I have a new paper on Asian industrialisation over the last five decades, published as a working paper from WIDER (World Institute for Development Economics Research), Helsinki. An interview with The Beaver, the LSE student newspaper, on Brexit, trade, and K-pop Interview with the Malaysian radio station, Business FM, on Malaysia’s de-industrialsiation Interview in ‘Jornal da Unicamp’, the newspaper of the University of Campnias, Brazil (in Portuguese) My idea of ‘Swiss paradox’ in higher education is prominently mentioned in The Times Higher Education Supplement Interview on ‘Economic Development’ in the ‘Economics: Past, Present and Future. An interview project’ In Conversation at the Global Institute of Development, University of Manchester Video of my lecture, ‘Are some countries destined for under-development?’ at the University of Manchester Interview with the Brazilian think-tank Fundacao Perseu Abramo (in English) Interview in El Pais Brazil (in Portugues)

Media Highlights

Video interview on the British economy, with Owen Jones, in the Guardian Animation on ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in the RSA Animate series Article in the Guardian, ‘Making things matters. This is what Britain forgot’ An article on ‘The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’ in the Guardian’s summer series, ‘A book that changed me’ . Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘ Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale?’ Article (with Jonathan Aldred) in the Observer on reform of economics education Video of my talk, titled, ‘Economics – but not as you know it’ at the LSE on my new book, ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ On anchovies, aubergines, and unorthodox economics in the Diary in the Financial Times ‘Lunch with the FT’ interview Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art