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

A video interview, ‘What can the Far East teach the world?’ for the CoronaNomics series by The Independent An interview in the RSA’s ‘Bridges to the Future – Response to Covid-19’ podcast series Quoted in the Financial Times article on ‘People’s vaccine’ (for Covid-19) A major interview on the Covid-19 crisis in the Korean newspaper, Kyunghyang Shinmun (in Korean) Interview on the COVID-19 crisis in the Chilean newspaper, La Tercera (in Spanish) Interview on the COVID-19 crisis in 2 parts in the Korean newspaper, Hankyoreh (in Korean) Two-part interview on COVID-19 and the global economic crisis in the Korean internet newspaper, ohmynews (in Korean – and in English) Interview with CBS radio, Korea, on the recent economic crisis (in Korean) Interview with the Czech newspaper, Denik-N (in Czech). Interview with Rafael Correa, economist and the former president of Ecuador, in his programme, ‘Conversando con Correa’ in RT en Español (in Spanish)

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