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

Article in the Guardian, ‘Ignore the “pro-business” rhetoric: a pro-rich government is anti-business’ Interview, titled, ‘Escaping Economic Orthodoxy in Latin America: “I think on the whole the departure has been a success.”’ in the NACLA (North America Congress on Latin America) Reporting on the Americas Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ by Andrew Halpin in Jotwell, the legal journal Interview, ‘Old economics, new stirrings’ in the Indian magazine, Frontline Review of ‘Economics: The User’s Guide’ by Peter Saunders, the eminent biologist, in the Institute of Science in Society website 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

Media Highlights

Article in the Guardian, ‘Ignore the “pro-business” rhetoric: a pro-rich government is anti-business’ Featured in BBC Radio 4 documentary, ‘Teaching economics after the crash’ 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’ 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 ‘Lunch with the FT’ interview Conversation with Brian Eno, the musician, on economics and art