Economic Theory

Economics on the web (04.05.09)

●  John Blundell writes about Margaret Thatcher’s revolution for The Washington Times

●  Philip Booth argues that the UK’s finances cannot be restored by big tax increases

●  Patrick Basham and John Luik question the planned ban on cigarette displays in shops

●  Eamonn Butler explains why raising taxes for the rich will be counterproductive

●  David Green argues that the gender pay gap does not exist

●  How film makers portray the world of business

Deputy Research Director & Head of Transport

Richard Wellings was formerly Deputy Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. He was educated at Oxford and the London School of Economics, completing a PhD on transport and environmental policy at the latter in 2004. He joined the Institute in 2006 as Deputy Editorial Director. Richard is the author, co-author or editor of several papers, books and reports, including Towards Better Transport (Policy Exchange, 2008), A Beginner’s Guide to Liberty (Adam Smith Institute, 2009), High Speed 2: The Next Government Project Disaster? (IEA , 2011) and Which Road Ahead - Government or Market? (IEA, 2012). He is a Senior Fellow of the Cobden Centre and the Economic Policy Centre.