Talks

I have presented at academic conferences such as the European Academy of Management, the Southern Economic Association, and the Association of Private Enterprise Education; and have given public talks at Cambridge University, Oxford University, and the London School of Economics.

I am currently developing the following exciting talks:

  • Macro Trends – this provides an overview of the global economy and a discussion of current critical uncertainties.
  • Macro Models – this integrates ecological concerns wirth standard economics, providing an overview of how macroeconomists model the economy and how those methods and models relate to climate issues.
  • The end of ideology – an overview of the great realignment in Western politics and the rise of authoritarian populism

I have also delivered the following lectures many times:

  • An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics – the past, present and future of good economics
  • Competition and the market process – why the best form of regulation is competition
  • The financial crisis – a look at the incentive and knowledge problems that led to the credit crunch
  • Banking reform and sound money – a proposal to liberalise the banking system
  • Economic institutions and global prosperity – an overview of the economic policies that are crucial to prosperity
  • The transition experience in Eastern Europe – why radical reforms are necessary and the underappreciated role of the oligarchs

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Conference presentations

“New authoritarianism and the relevance of public choice. The case of Belarus”, Midwest Political Science Association, Chicago (April 2022) – attended virtually

The Natural Rate of Interest: Estimates for the UKEastern Economic Association, New York (March 2019)

“A strategic plan for the East Belarus mechanical engineering cluster” Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York (May 2018) – not presented

“Ranking Belarus on Competitiveness and Economic Freedom” Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Las Vegas (April 2018)

Economic insights on capitalism, sanctions, and embezzlement: why privatisation matters” Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York (May 2017) – discussant

Choose your own financial crisis” Chartered Association of Business Schools, Bristol (April 2017) – poster

The Microfoundations of Austrian Economics Through a New Classical Theoretical Lens” Mont Pelerin Society, Miami (September 2016)

The Hidden Inflation of the Great Moderation”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Cancun (April 2015)

“Reflections on John Blundell” Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Cancun (April 2015)

The Goldilocks Measure of UK Monetary Aggregates: An Introduction to MA“, Southern Economic Association, Atlanta (November 2014)

An Estimate of Gross Domestic Expenditure (GDE) for the UK“, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Las Vegas (March 2014)

“The (Quantity) Theory of Money and Credit”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Maui (March 2013)

“Pedagogical synergies between Austrian Economics and the Case Method”, Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Las Vegas (March 2012)

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm II” 9th Annual Conference, European Academy of Management (EURAM), Liverpool (May 2009)

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” The Association of Private Enterprise Education (APEE), Guatemala City, Guatemala (April 2009)

“In Defence of Rational Ignorance: A Subjectivist’s Solution to Public Choice Excess” 78th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Washington DC (November 2008)

“Corporate Constitutionalism: Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” 78th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Washington DC (November 2008)

“An Introduction to ‘Constitutional Management’” Association of Private Enterprise Education, Las Vegas, NV (April 2008) – presented by Nikolai Wenzel

“Austrian Economics Behind the Iron Curtain” Eastern Economic Association, Boston, MA (March 2008)

“Heterogeneous Entrepreneurs, the Monetary Footprint, and the Trade Cycle” 77th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, New Orleans, LO (November 2007)

“A Nomos Model of Social Change: Where Human Action meets Cultural Theory” 76th Annual Meetings, Southern Economic Association, Charleston, SC (November 2006)

“The Diffusion of Economic Ideas in Europe: The Flat Tax (1994-2006)“ Third Annual Graduate Student Conference Idea Exchange: Mediums and Methods of Communication in Eastern Europe, Russia and Central Asia, Graduate Organization for the Study of Europe and Central Asia, University of Pittsburgh (February 2006)

“Ethnic Enterprise Governance“ Conference on Entrepreneurship Research, School of Management & School of Public Policy, George Mason University (November 2005)

 

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Workshop presentations

Getting the Measure of Money” University of Buckingham (March 2019)

“Choose your own financial crisis” University of Buckingham (January 2017)

Choose your own financial crisis. A methodological defence of second person counterfactual scenarios”, Prague Conference on Political Economy, Prague (April 2016) – not presented

Choose your own financial crisis“, PPE Workshop, George Mason University (September 2015)

Individualism, subjectivism and time: An introduction to the theoretical foundations of the Austrian school“, Cambridge Society for Economic Pluralism (November 2014)

“The (Quantity) Theory of Money and Credit: Monetarism and von Mises” City University Economics Department Seminar, (November 2012)

The Financial Crisis in the U.K.:  Uncertainty, Calculation, and Error ” CADI, Bucharest (June 2012)

“The role of ignorance in economic crises: The UK experience during the great recession” Cal State East Bay (November 2011)

The Financial Crisis in the U.K.:  Uncertainty, Calculation, and Error”, Department of Economics Friday Workshop, San Jose State University (October 2011)

A research agenda for applying Cultural Theory to corporate organizations” Leuven, Belgium (January 2011)

“Liquidity in the age of independence” ESCP-EAP Research Olympics, London (November 2008)

“Towards a Constitutional Theory of the Firm” ESCP-EAP Research Olympics, London (November 2008)

“In Defence of Rational Ignorance: A Subjectivist’s Solution to Public Choice Excess” Foundation for Economic Education, New York (September 2008)

“Towards a Corporate Cultural Theory II” Workshop on Cultural Theory and Management: A Conference held in memory of Prof. Dame Mary Douglas, ESCP-EAP London (July 2007)

“Recruitment Presentation” ESCP-EAP European School of Management, Paris (September 2007)

“Towards a Corporate Cultural Theory” Conference on Austrian Market-based Approaches to the Theory and Operation of a Business Firm, George Mason Law School (May 2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Keynote speeches

“Outlook: Which ways to better regulation?” Better Regulation conference, Geneva (September 2018)

The Role of Competitiveness in Emerging Europe” Future proofing the Economy Forum, Zagreb (February 2017) [video highlights]

”How free markets can handle money” European Students for Liberty, Ljubljana (October 2016)

Sound Money: An Austrian proposal for free banking, NGDP targets, and OMO reforms” Adam Smith Institute, London (February 2016)

An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics“, Libek and ESFL, Belgrade (January 2016)

An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics“, Regional Conference of ESFL Vienna (November 2015)

How to think like an economist” Adam Smith Institute, London (April 2015)

Austrian Economics for Start Ups: What Do Entrepreneurs Need to Know?” CADI, Bucharest (May 2015)

“Only Individuals Choose”, The Adam Smith Institute’s ‘Liberty Lectures’, Cass Business School, London (August 2012)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics”, Institute for Economic Affairs (August 2012)

“Why whistleblowing protection fails and what to do about it” Lucas Graduate School of Business, San Jose State University (October 2011)

“Whistleblowing and the knowledge problem”, College of Business, San Jose State University (September 2011)

“Why Market Monopolies are OK”, Civil Society Institute, Santa Clara University (September 2011)

“The problem with shock therapy is not enough volts: Why Russia needs more powerful oligarchs” David S. Saurman Provocative Lecture Series, San Jose State University (September 2011)

Contemporary work in Austrian Economics” Adam Smith Institute, St Stephen’s Club, London (September 2010) [event detailsaudio here]

Banking, inflation and recessions” The Adam Smith Institute’s ‘Liberty Lectures’, Cass Business School, London (August 2010) [event details]

Booms, busts and crashes: What Austrian economics tells us about the crash of 2008” Institute of Economic Affairs, London (July 2010) [event details]

Banking, Honest Money and the Free Market: Prospects” Libertarian Alliance Annual Conference, London (October 2009) [see video here]

“Globalisation after the Crash” Institute of Economic Affairs, London (June 30th 2009) – panellist

“Advice for an international business education” Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, India (October 2008)

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Invited talks

The Economics of Football“, BIM Open Day, ESCP Business School, London (April 2021)

“Reflections and Advice on Higher Education” CASE Belarus, Minsk (June 2018)

The Importance of Austrian Economics for Central Banks” Bank of England (July 2017)

“How I teach” Brian’s Last Friday Talks, London (January 2017)

“The link between economic institutions and global prosperity”, Legatum Institute (July 2016)

“Free market monetary theory and practice”, Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2016)

Why you should love price discrimination!“, Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2016)

Hayek and Friedman in Chile”, Brian’s Last Friday Talks, London (June 2016)

“Is there a libertarian case for QE?” Libertarian Alliance, London (June 2016)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics”, UCLU Libertarian Society, London (February 2016)

“Free market monetary theory and practice” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2015)

“Competition and the market process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2015)

“Free market monetary theory and policy” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2014)

“Competition and the market process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2014)

“Individuals Actions: An Austrian Economics School”, University of Essex Liberty League & Post-Crash Economics Society Essex (April 2014)

“Monetary laissez-faire” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2013)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2013)

We had it coming: Introduction to Austrian Economics” FEE Webinar (April 2013)

“Establishing the Facts about Austerity” ESCP Europe Research Retreat (August 2012)

“The financial crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

“An Introduction to the Austrian School of Economics” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2012)

We Had it Coming – An Introduction to Austrian Economics” University of Manchester (March 2012)

“An introduction to the Austrian school of economics” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“The financial crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“Competition and monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2011)

“The second revival in Austrian Economics: why the future of good economics is Austrian” Oxford Libertarian Society, Christ Church Oxford (February 2011)

“A Proposal for Sound Money” Libertarian Alliance, London (November 2010) [video here]

“Thoughts on the US Economy: September 2010” Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation (September 2010)

“Competition and Monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2010)

“The Financial Crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2010)

The Investment Climate of Transition: Shock Therapy in Eastern Europe” LSE Investment Society (February 2010)

“Honest Money in a Free Society” Libertarian Alliance, Shepherd’s Private Room, Westminster (July 2009)

“Competition and Monopoly” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2009)

“The Financial Crisis” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2009)

“Austrian Insights into the Current Economic Crisis – What Might have Been?” University of Oxford Libertarian Society, Christ Church, University of Oxford (February 2009)

“Some stylised facts about Eastern European transition” University College London (November 2008)

“Transition economies: lessons for classical liberals” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2008)

“Comparative Methodology and the Diffusion of Ideas” Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge (October 2007)

“Competition and the Market Process” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2007)

“Collective Goods Problems” Freedom Week Seminar, Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (July 2007)

“Do Ideas Matter?” Hayek Society, London School of Economics (November 2006)


I’ve also rejected invitations to debate at the Cambridge Union Society, and Lancaster Debating Union

Opinion

I used to write a weekly column for City AM and have published a number of opinion editorials, most regularly for The Guardian and Reuters.

I have appeared on the BBC and been quoted by The Financial Times, The Times, Monde Des Grandes Ecoles et Universities, and a range of other publications.

For media coverage of my policy work see here.


Opinion editorials

Monetary policy is outdated. Here’s how to reboot it” Daily Telegraph, February 15th 2018

The time is right for sound money” Conservative Home, January 11th 2016

Ekonomiju ne treba promatrati isključivo kroz prizmu BDP-a” Poslovni dnevik, January 31st 2013

Makro pokazatelji kao viktorijanski kupaći kostimi” Lider, Feb 27th 2012

Forward thinking” Money Marketing, May 26th 2011

Three principles that should underpin the Budget“, The Spectator Coffee House Blog, March 22nd 2011

No sympathy for Ponzi SMEs” Business Review Europe, August 10th 2010

From one uncertainty to another” Reuters, June 18th 2010

How to thaw the economy” Reuters, March 16th 2010

Economic Insight” (.pdf), Business XL, 2010

Leader” (.pdf), Employee Engagement Today, Spring 2010

Has quantitative easing paid off?” Guardian Unlimited, February 16th 2010

The end of free email” Guardian Unlimited, January 23rd 2010

Politicians should allow a business-led recovery” Reuters, December 1st 2009

Don’t regulate banking – liberalise it” Guardian Unlimited, September 14th 2009

No need to panic about GDP” Guardian Unlimited, July 24th 2009

Why G20 leaders should leave well alone” FinanceWeek, April 2nd 2009

The unpalatable financial truth” Guardian Unlimited, March 22nd 2009

The semantics of printing money” Guardian Unlimited, March 7th 2009

The banks couldn’t contain dissent” Guardian Unlimited, February 14th 2009

The price of economic illiteracy” Guardian Unlimited, November 2nd 2008


The Economist

Freedom Week mentioned by The Economist, June 1st 2013

SMPC minutes linked to by The Economist, March 19th 2013


Blogs that matter

Money Illusion | Marginal Revolution | Economics UK



Interviews

Interview with Lider, September 2019

Interview with Libek, January 28th 2016


Broadcast interviews & commentary

Rejected invitation feature on In the Balance, BBC World Service, July 22nd 2014

Rejected invitation to be interviewed on Jeff Randall Live, Sky News, October 8th 2012

Interviewed by Cobden Centre Radio, November 2010

Participant in a debate on Quantitative Easing, BBC World Service, September 2009

Interviewed for report on US recession, Newsnight, BBC Television, March 16th 2009

Regular panellist discussing the UK economy, The Breakfast Club, News Talk 93FM, Jamaica, October 2008 – April 2010


Print interviews & commentary

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Quoted in “Bragging rights: Economists flummoxed by popstar’s Bank of England lecture” by Oliver Gill, City AM, April 19th 2018

Quoted in “Government Interference Has Damaged The Bank Of England For Future Mark Carneys“, Finance Monthly, November 2016

Cited in “Don’t be fooled: interest rates have been changing since the crisis“, by Pete Spence, The Telegraph, March 1st 2015

Cited in “Is this a booming economy, or a credit-driven bubble?“, by Douglas Carswell, The Telegraph, December 11th 2013

Quoted in “Ferguson and Moyes: A Lesson for the Berlin Phil” The Gramophone Blog, May 10th 2013

Interview in “Radnike treba intenzivno uključiti u proces odlučivanja“, Poslovni dnevik, February 4th 2013

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Quoted in “Economic policy revived on the internet“, Financial Times, January 27th 2013

Quoted in “Is UK economy adopting to touch ‘new normal”? The Times, March 29th 2012

Quoted in “To QE or not to QE? The market has spoken” Management Today, January 12th 2012

Interview in “Anthony J. Evans (Escp) e il depennamento della rete del debito pubblico estero in Europa” GreenReport.it, August 10th 2011

Quoted in “China’s economy looks to be on shaky ground” City AM, July 12th 2011

Quoted in “Tax Chaos to Hit Millions” The Daily Express, March 1st 2011 [front page of print edition]

Interview in “Europe is your OysterGateway, Issue 26 (February 2011)

Quoted in “McChrystal critical of Obama” The Edge, July 2010

Quoted in “Eastern bloc renews bid to become high tech hubInformation Age, July 13th 2010

Quoted in “Let the unusual guide you off the beaten track” The Times, February 1st 2010

Quoted in “Pay and pensions to be targeted in public-sector spending cuts” HR Resources, December 9th 2009

Quoted in “Pledge to upskill the young and equip the over-50s to find work” HR Resources, December 9th 2009

Quoted in “UK economy performs worse than expected this quarter” Accounting Web, July 24th 2009

Comments for “Judgment Call” column, Financial Times, April 29th 2009

Quoted in “MBA examiners call in the FBI in crackdown on cheats”, by Des Dearlove, The Times, November 16, 2008

Interview on the Romanian Flat Tax in Saptamana Financiara, Number 170, Monday 4th August 2008

Comments on the London Congestion Charge, featured in Info: Magazine of the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain Vol. 29 No.3, May-June 2007


Internet articles

Don’t conflate ‘neoliberalism’ with ‘neoclassical economics‘” Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (August 2015)

Forward guidance takes monetary policy even further down the wrong track“, Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (August 2013)

Monetarists’ blind spot on quantitative easing” Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (March 2011)

The Threat of QE2” Adam Smith Institute, November 2010

What Austrian business cycle theory does and does not claim as true” Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (May 2010)

Ostrom on institutions: complex solutions can spontaneously emerge” Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (Oct 2009)

Austrian economics vs Keynesianism and Kaletsky” Institute of Economic Affairs Blog (May 2009)

What Can We Learn From E-Stonia?“, Ideal Government (Oct 2005)

Petty Crime“, Ideal Government (Sep 2005)

Common Law Marriage“, Ideal Government (Apr 2005)


Other coverage

Les etudiants du bachelor de ESCP Europe sont les managers multiculturels du futur” Monde des Grandes Ecoles et Universities, December 8th 2016

Articles

2021 “Insider trading and the potential for sabotage” Business Ethics Journal Review, Vol. 9, Issue 9, pp.54-59

2021 “New Evidence and Some Clarifications on the Ethical Implications of Hybrid Banking ContractsQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 24, Issue 4

2020 “The upper turning point in the Austrian business cycle theory” Review of Austrian Economics, (with Nicolas Cachanosky & Robert Thorpe), forthcoming

2020 “The Natural Rate of Interest: Estimates for the UK“, Economic Affairs, Vol 40, Issue 1., pp. 24-35 [spreadsheet]

2019 “Ranking Belarus on Competitiveness and Economic FreedomJournal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, (with Sierz Naurodski), Vol 8, No. 2., pp.226-240

2018 “A strategic plan for the East Belarus mechanical engineering clusterInternational Journal of Competitiveness Vol. 1, No. 3 (with Terence Tse)

2017 “Monetary Ratios in a Modern Regime: Why the Monetary Base still MattersEconomics Affairs, 37, No. 1, pp.102-111 | Data

2016 “A dynamic AD-AS analysis of the UK economy 2002-2010”, Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 31, No. 4, pp.97-105

2016 “The Great EU Debt Write-Off” (with Terence Tse and Jeremy Baker), Simulation and Gaming, Vol. 47, No. 4, pp.543-556

2016 “The Microfoundations of Austrian Economics through a New Classical Theoretical Lens” (with Paul Dragos Aligica), Review of Political Economy, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.113-133

2016 “The unintended consequences of easy money: How access to finance impedes entrepreneurship”, Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp.233-252

*2015 “What is the Latin for ‘Mayonnaise’? A Response to Bagus, Howden and Gabriel”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 131, Issue 3, pp. 619-623

2014 “Contemporary Work in Austrian Economics” (with Vlad Tarko) Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 135-157

2014 “Not enough bricks: Monetary misperceptions and the UK housing boomQuarterly Journal of Austrian Economics, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp.19-45

2014 “A subjectivist’s solution to the limits of public choice”, Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 27, No. 1, pp.23-44

*2014 “In Defence of ‘Demand’ Deposits: Contractual Solutions to the Barnett and Block, and Bagus and Howden Debate”, Journal of Business Ethics, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 351-364

2013 “The (quantity) theory of money and credit” (with Robert Thorpe), Review of Austrian Economics, Vol.26, No.4, pp.463-481

2013 “Balancing corporate culture: Grid-group and Austrian economics”, Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 26, No. 3, pp. 297-309

2013 “A framework for the study of firms as constitutional orders” (with Nikolai G. Wenzel) Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 24, No.1, pp.2-18

2012 “Pedagogical Synergies between Austrian Economics and the Case MethodJournal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 28, No. 1, pp.91-103

2012 “Heterogeneous entrepreneurship and the Sunday Times Rich List” (with Toby Baxendale) Procesos de Mercado, Vol. 9, No.1, pp.411-428

2012 “On not doing due diligence: Bagus and Howden on free banking” (with Steven Horwitz) Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 25, No. 2, pp.149-157

2012 “Ethnic enterprise governance: a public choice analysis of Liverpool’s Chinatown” Journal of Enterprising Communities, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp.28-38

*2011 “”Search” vs “browse”: A theory of error grounded in radical (not rational) ignorance” (with Jeffrey Friedman), Critical Review, Vol. 23, Issue 1-2, pp.73-104

2010 “A Nomos Approach to Social Change: Where Human Action Meets Cultural TheoryNew Perspectives on Political Economy, Vol 6., No. 2, pp.51-77

2010 “The Parallels Between Sports Coaching and Graduate Teaching: Coach Boettke as Exemplar” Journal of Private Enterprise, Vol. 26, No. 1, pp.73-83

2010 “Austrian Economics Behind the Iron Curtain: The Rebirth of an Intellectual Tradition” Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 23, No. 3, pp.243-268

2010 “What Austrian Business Cycle Does and Does Not Claim as True” Economic Affairs, 2010, pp.70-71

2009 “Look Beyond Your Neighbour: A Peer Group Analysis of the Environment for SMEs Across Europe” (with Davide Sola and Jerome Couturier) Les Cahiers de Friedland No 4., pp.77-92

2009 “Thought Experiments, Counterfactuals and Comparative Analysis” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) Review of Austrian Economics, Vol. 22, No. 3, pp. 225-239

Translated as: 2008 “Thought Experiments, Counterfactuals and Comparative Analysis” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) Revue Française d’Economie Vol. XXI, No. 4, pp. 45-71

2009 “Constitutional Moments in Eastern Europe and Subjectivist Political Economy” Constitutional Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp.118-138

2008 “Testing Times for Central Banks: Is There Room for Austrian Economics at the Top Table?” (with Toby Baxendale) Economic Affairs, Vol. 28, Issue 4, pp.36-41

2008 “Austrian Business Cycle Theory in Light of Rational Expectations: The Role of Heterogeneity, the Monetary Footprint, and Adverse Selection in Monetary Expansion” (with Toby Baxendale) Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics Vol. 11, No.3, pp.81-93

*2008 “Dealing with Dissent: Whistleblowing, Egalitarianism and the Republic of the Firm” Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research, Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 267-279

*2008 “The cultural foundations of management: a contemporary homage to Mary Douglas“ Innovation: The European Journal of Social Science Research Vol. 21, No. 3, pp. 83-184

*2008 “The Spread of the Flat Tax in Eastern Europe: A Comparative Study” (with Paul Dragos Aligica) Eastern European Economics Vol. 46 No. 3 pp. 55-74

2006 “Are Economic Ideas a Sustainable Commons? A Study of the Exchange of Creative Economics” Romanian Economic and Business Review Vol. 1 No. 3

2006 “The Spread of Economic Theology: The Flat Tax” Romanian Economic and Business Review Vol. 1 No. 1 pp.41-53

2005  “Ideas and Interests: The Flat Tax” Open Republic Vol. 1 No. 1

For working papers please see my entry on the SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=766179


Book reviews

2021, Peter C. Earle and William J. Luther (Eds.), The Gold Standard: Retrospect and Prospect, Great Barrington: American Institute for Economic Research, 2021, Review of Austrian Economics

2021, John Kay and Mervyn King, Radical Uncertainty: Decision-Making Beyond the Numbers, London: W.W. Norton & Company, 2020, Review of Austrian Economics


Trade journals

Autumn 2012, “What is Austerity?” Economics Affairs Student & Teacher Supplement, Issue 3

July 2012 “Barclays isn’t the only one engaged in the manipulation of interest rates” in The LIBOR Reader, Institute  of Economic Affairs

December 2009 “Ekonomiju ne treba posmatrati iskljucivo kroz prizmu BDP-a” ekonom:east magazin, Broj 501 [in Serbian]

July 2009 “The Times’ Guide to the City”, advertisement feature in Alex Davidson,  How the Global Financial Markets Really Work, Kogan Page

April 2009 “Whistleblowing: using dissent for competitive advantage” Talent Management Review, pp. 23-25

January 2009 “Blowing the Whistle” Payroll & Human Resources, pp.38-40

January 2009 “Egalitarianism and the Failure of Whistleblower Protection” The Whistle, No. 57, pp.8-10

June 2008 “Emerging Market Trends from Europe” Applied Clinical Trials pp.42-50 (with Terence Tse)

2007 “Reflections on Mary Douglas: Institutions, Rationality, and Wisdom” Ama-gi Vol. 8 No.1 pp.61-65

October 2006 “Libertarianism in Romania” Revista 22 no. 867 [in Romanian]

Publications – IDEAS | Publications – Research Gate | Citations – Google Scholar | Working Papers – SSRN

Cases

Cases

Pedagogical innovation

Case preparation

Case updates

Assignments

(A “$” denotes that a solution exists, which is available to instructors on request.)

Worksheets

(A “$” denotes that a solution exists, which is available to instructors on request.)

Notes

Other instructor resources that I recommend include those by Luis Cabral and Ivan Png

The case method

In August 2009 I attended Harvard Business School’s “Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning“. As a result I have incorporated several cases into my courses (email me if you want advice and/or recommendations) and written some of my own. I found the experience transformative, and despite having some challenges with implementing participant-centred learning, it’s now a big part of how I teach. For general comments on the case method see my posts at The Filter^, or the Case Analysis Coach. Further resources to find learn about the case method:

This is a great insight into what an effective case discussion looks like:

And this is a very useful look what is involved in making the case method effective:

Longer training programmes include:

But my advice to business school instructors is simple: apply to the GCPCL!

Confronting uncertainty

How can I become more confident when faced with conditions of uncertainty?  How can I contribute to an organisation that utilises effective heuristics?

This 1-2 day course provides a simple framework for how people make decisions. It shows how heuristics have the potential to enable effective judgments, but that they can also lead us to mistakes. It also provides a tool kit – the scenario method – to confront complex and uncertain situations. We will also understand what makes us us, and how this relates to personal and professional activities.

Case (must be read in advance)

Pre-class reading:

And any 1 of the following articles:

Course overview:

Part 1: Introduction

Part 2: Behavioural economics + [worksheet]

Part 3: Scenario Workshop + + [worksheet]

Lecture notes

Additional readings:

The course incorporates content from the following important books. Prior knowledge of these insights are valuable but not mandatory:

  • Kay, J., & King, M., 2020, Radical Uncertainty, The Bridge Street Press (Chapter 1 serves as a useful reading on its own)
  • Hanson, R., and Simler, K., 2018, The Elephant in the Brain, Oxford University Press
  • Peters, S., 2012, The Chimp Paradox, Vermilion
  • Kahneman, D., 2011, Thinking, Fast and Slow, Penguin

Recommended audio:

The Austrian School of Economics

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I wanted to become an academic economist after discovering the Austrian school as an undergraduate. This prompted an interest in economic methodology and I’ve written articles that explain (and defend) methodological individualism; and argued that recent developments in the Austrian school have extended the use of thought experiments to create an entire family of comparative and counterfactual analysis research strategies. I believe that there is currently a second revival in Austrian economics, and wrote a brief survey of contemporary developments in the Austrian school of economics, signalling that: (i) the amount of Austrian research and the number of Austrian researchers is growing exponentially; (ii) good Austrian economists are not being marginalised by the economics profession; and (iii) there have been significant advances in our understanding of economics made recently.

If you are interested in learning more about Austrian economics, I recommend:

Economics for Managers – MIM


Course outline: Economics for Managers (MIM) 2019/20

Course textbook:

Problem set: download here.


1. Consumer behaviour and basic review

1a. Max U +
Evans, A.J., Maximilian Untergrundbahn, January 2018
Instructions: Complete the assignment questions

1b. Course Introduction & Administration

2. Cost functions and price discovery

2a. Cost curves* +
Evans, A.J., La Marmotte, January 2012
Instructions: Complete Exhibit 1 and provide suggestions for the two key decisions

2b. Comparative Statics +

3. Asymmetric information

3a. Adverse selection +
Akerlof, G.A., (1970) “The Market for ‘Lemons’: Quality Uncertainty and the Market Mechanism”. Quarterly Journal of Economics 84(3):488–500 (£)

3b. Signalling* +
Spence, M., (1973) “Job Market Signaling“. Quarterly Journal of Economics 87(3):355–374 (£)

4. Strategic behaviour

4a. Introduction to Game Theory* +

4b. Oligopolistic competition +

5. REVIEW SESSION ON MICRO PROBLEM SET 

6. National income accounting

6a. Economic growth* +
Solow, R., (1956) “A Contribution to the Theory of Economic Growth” The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 70(1):65-94 (£)

6b. Capital Theory* +

7. Monetary policy

7. Monetary policy* +

8. Fiscal policy

8. Fiscal policy* +

9. International economics

9a. Foreign exchange +

Evans, A.J., “Josko Joras (A)”, December 2012

Instructions: Complete questions 1, 2 and 3

9b. Dynamic AD-AS recap +

10. REVIEW SESSION ON MACRO PROBLEM SET

Note:

Sessions marked with an asterix (*) have a lecture handout available in advance.

Readings marked with a (£) sign means that you may need library access.

A + sign provides a link to a page of additional resources.

Microeconomics – MBA


Course textbook:


1. Principles of demand and supply

1a. Value creation*

1b. Cost curves*

Evans, A.J., “La Marmotte”, January 2012

Instructions: Complete Exhibit 1 and provide suggestions for the two key decisions

2. Markets and prices

2a. Auctions

Hild, M., Dwidevy, A., and Raj, A., (2004) “The Biggest Auction Ever: 3G Licensing in Western Europe”, Darden Business Publishing (£)

Discussion question: What are the alternatives to auctions?

2b. Equilibrium assignment

3. Industry and supply decisions

3a. Economies of scale

Rivkin, J.W., “Dogfight over Europe: Ryanair (A)” Harvard Business School case no. 9-700-115, November 21st 2007 (£)

Discussion question: What are some sources of economies of scale? How do they apply to British Airways in 1986?

3b. CC Simulation

CC Simulation, February 2014

Discussion question: Is the market for airport services in the UK competitive?

4. Price discrimination

4a. Read through the following Twitter thread: https://twitter.com/anthonyjevans/status/993918866186297349

Choose one of the tweets and use it as the basis to apply some microeconomic theory. Make assumptions and perform calculations where necessary.

4b. Price discrimination  Debrief*

5. Corporate Applications

5a. Prediction markets

Coles, Peter, Lakhani, Karim and McAfee, Andrew, “Prediction Markets at Google” Harvard Business School Case No. 9-607-088, August 20, 2007

5b. Corporate entrepreneurship

Weston, Hilary A., “Automation Consulting Services”, Harvard Business School Case No. 9-190-053, November 2000

Note:

Sessions marked with an asterix (*) have a lecture handout available in advance, which can be downloaded.

Cases marked with a pound sign (£) are either available via Blackboard or through the library.

Macroeconomics – International MBA

This course provides a thorough and contextual perspective on various forms of macroeconomic policymaking. In addition to looking at how monetary and fiscal policy can be used to manage the domestic economy, we will take an international approach to various forms of economic crisis. By the end of this course students will be able to critically engage with some of the key indicators that may help to predict a currency crisis, and relate this to famous historic cases. We will look at the role played by international institutions during sovereign debt crises, and gain experience at identifying, summarising, and communicating relevant data.


Course textbook:

Lecture handouts:


Pre class activities
Before the course begins you should watch this video pass this quiz.
Day 1: Macro policy decisions
1. Monetary policy (+)

    • “The Euro in Crisis: Decision Time at the European Central Bank” Harvard Business School case no. 9-711-049
    • The ECB During the Crisis, July 2021
    • Textbook reference: Chapter 8

2. Fiscal policy (+)

After class you should watch this video and pass this quiz.

Day 2: Countries in crisis
3. International economics (+)

4. Currency crises (+)

    • “Currency Crises” Harvard Business School case no. 9-799-088 (£)
    • Discussion question: Which countries are on the verge of a currency crisis?

5. Debt crises (+)

    • Blustein, Paul “And the Money Kept Rolling In” Public Affairs, 2005 (pp.39-60) (£)
    • Discussion question: As of July 1998 should the IMF suspend their program in Argentina, or continue their support?

6. Macro Policy Workshop (+)

Day 3: Applications
Group presentations

Feedback and summary

Note:

Cases marked with a pound sign (£) are either available via Blackboard or through the library.