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

Featured in the BBC2 TV documentary, ‘The Super-rich and Us’ Featured in the podcast from the Economist Intelligence Unit, ‘Can the state drive innovation?’ Interview in the Dutch newspaper, Volkskrant, ‘Een nieuwe financiële crisis? ‘Zeer waarschijnlijk.’ (‘A new financial crisis? Very likely.’) (in Dutch) Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ by the chief economist of Robeco, the Dutch investment company Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ in New Statesman Interview in Truthout on the European financial crisis Featured in BBC Radio 4 documentary, ‘Teaching economics after the crash’ Interview in the Leonard Lopate show at the WNYC radio, titled, ‘How the global economy affects your life’. Article in the Korean newspaper, Joongang Ilbo, titled, ‘Korea needs to expand its welfare state to reduce inequality’ (in Korean) There is an interview of me in the Austrian newspaper, Der Standard, ‘Kaum ein Land wurde durch Freihandel reich’ (‘Hardly any country has become rich through free trade’) (in German)

Media Highlights

Article in the Guardian, titled, ‘ Why did Britain’s political class buy into the Tories’ economic fairytale?’ Talk on ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ at Columbia University, aired in the Book TV (C-Span2) Article (with Jonathan Aldred) in the Observer on reform of economics education 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 Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art