Economic Theory

Economics on the web (16.06.09)

●  Philip Booth argues there is no real concept of a market in the British education system

●  Gary Becker on Obama’s fatal conceit

●  Samuel Brittan reviews The European Institutions as an Interest Group

●  Tim Congdon describes how Gordon Brown wrecked the British banking system

●  Tom Papworth sets out why the London “living wage” is a bad idea

●  John Redwood argues that the recovery will have a sting in its tail

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.