Economic Theory

Economics on the web (26.2.09)


●  Peter J. Boettke describes the dangers of mixed ownership

●  Hernando de Soto explains the link between ownership and the financial crisis

●  Andrew Lilico sets out the pros and cons of quantitative easing

●  Michael Munger argues against “fair trade”

●  Adam Smith gets the last laugh according to P. J. O’ Rourke

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.