Economic Theory

Economics on the web (15.9.09)

●  Philip Booth argues we need less financial regulation if we want a less oligopolistic financial sector

●  Patrick Basham examines the evidence on young smokers and tobacco advertising

●  Anthony Evans makes the case for liberalising banking

●  Samuel Gregg looks at Marxism’s last (and first) stronghold

●  Dan Klein on the great figures of classical liberalism

●  David Rawcliffe puts the recession in long-term perspective

●  Hernando de Soto explains the power of the poor to improve their lot (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.