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

An interview with the Mexican newspaper, El Financiero (in Spanish) An interview with the Chilean Newspaper, El Mercurio (in Spanish) An interview with the Spanish newspaper, El Pais (in Spanish) An FT op-ed on biases among economists, based on a study conducted with Javdani Mohsen of University of British Columbia A major interview of me in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo (in Korean) An interview in the Korean internet newspaper, ohmynews.com (in Korean) A major interview of me in the Korean newspaper, Kyunghyang Daily (in Korean) An interview on my life as a development economist in the academic journal, Development and Change 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

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