Professor Martin Ricketts

Martin Ricketts is Professor of Economic Organisation at the University of Buckingham and is Chairman of the IEA’s Academic Advisory Council. A graduate of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1970) he has a DPhil from the University of York (1980). He was a Research Economist at the Industrial Policy Group (1970-72) and a Research Fellow at the Institute of Social and Economic Research, University of York (1974-77). He joined the academic staff of the University of Buckingham in 1977 becoming Dean of the School of Accounting, Business and Economics (1993-97) and then Dean of the School of Humanities (2002-2015). He has published in professional journals on the new institutional economics, the theory of the firm, entrepreneurship, public choice, aspects of public finance and housing policy. He has authored books on Business Enterprise and Ownership Structure, and co-authored books on the Economics of Energy and Government and Industry.

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