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

Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in the World Economic Association Newsletter, vol. 4, no. 4, August 2014 Article in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo, titled, ‘The Age of Uncertainty’ (in Korean) Interview on Economics Education in ‘IIPPE (International Initiative for Promoting Political Economy) in Brief, Issue no. 11′ Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘To fight Britain’s privatisation dogma, Labour should look to the US military’. Article in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo, titled, ‘Let’s pay attention to the quality of work’ (in Korean) 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

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