I am an academic economist and am currently a partner with Cobden Partners, London, and professor of finance and economics at Durham University.
I have had a lifelong interest in (and a classical liberal perspective on) monetary, financial and macroeconomics, and in economic policy issues generally. My main interest is in free banking or laissez-faire financial and monetary systems, but I am also interested in financial regulation, central banking, financial risk management and, more recently, in risk disclosure, pensions and longevity risk.
My website is organised along the following topics: the current financial crisis; my latest book, Alchemists of Loss: How Modern Finance and Government Intervention Crashed the Financial System, co-authored with Martin Hutchinson; free banking, central banking and financial regulation; monetary economics and macroeconomics; political economy and policy analysis; financial risk management; risk disclosure; pensions, mortality and longevity risk; and various miscellaneous topics. There is also a page with the software for my book “Measuring Market Risk”.
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• Cobden Partners, 23 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3BL.
• Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB, United Kingdom.
• Fellow, Pensions Institute, Cass Business School, City University London.
• Emeritus Professor, University of Nottingham.
I am also affiliated with the following policy institutes: Cato Institute (Washington), the Cobden Centre (London), the Institute of Economic Affairs (London), the Istituto Bruno Leoni (Turin), and the Taxpayers’ Alliance (London).
I am an associate editor or member of the editorial board of the following journals: Cato Journal; International Journal of Intelligent Systems in Accounting, Finance, and Management; Journal of Accounting and Finance; Journal of International and Global Economic Studies; Journal of Risk; Journal of Risk Model Validation; and Qualitative Research in Financial Markets.
Education: BA (First Class Honours), University of Sheffield (1980); MA (Economics), University of Western Ontario (1981); PhD (Economics), University of Sheffield (1988).
I live in Sheffield, England, with my family.
Durham University Business School, Mill Hill Lane, Durham DH1 3LB, United Kingdom.
Phone: +44 (0)114 258 9451
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: September 18 2013