Economic Theory

Economics on the web (12.2.09)

●  Philip Booth discusses the growing debt burden in the Yorkshire Post

●  Eamonn Butler explains why political interference is creating a new banking crisis

●  Chandran Kukathas analyses two constructions of libertarianism

●  Ruth Lea describes the economic and environmental harm caused by the Common Fisheries Policy

●  Anna Schwartz explains why the current financial crisis isn’t a replay of the 1930s

●  Nick Silver sets out how to defuse the demographic time bomb

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.