Economic Theory

Economics on the web (09.04.09)

●  Gary Becker has an antidote to federal activism

●  Donald J. Boudreaux argues that stimulus plans destroy wealth

●  Keith Boyfield responds to Adair Turner’s Regulatory Response to the Banking Crisis

●  Evidence that taxi deregulation benefits consumers

●  How gold has become the de facto currency in Zimbabwe (video)

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.