Economic Theory

Economics on the web (28.11.08)

●  Peter J. Boettke worries that governments are repeating the policy mistakes of the Great Depression.

●  Philip Booth explains why we should be hopeful about the environment.

●  Oliver Hartwich examines the role of land supply in the financial crisis.

●  Russell Lewis discusses the economic policies we can expect from Barack Obama.

●  Andrew Lilico analyses the progress of recessions and the implications for fiscal policy.

●  Robert Sirico comments on the US bank bailout.

●  John Meadowcroft lectures on the the human cost of prohibitions (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.