A few weeks ago, a journalistic article of mine on Universal Basic Income as a tool for tax and benefit reform was published on Social Liberal Forum. The article is available here. The aim was to sell UBI to a centrist audience. This post also marks the first post since my major redesign of my […]
I recently had a letter published in the Guardian, here. I hacked it down considerably though to get under the word limit though. Below is a slightly more extended version. (I will spare you the original, even longer version!) Dr Tom Holden School of Economics, University of Surrey, Guildford, GU2 7XH 06/06/2016 Dear […]
Traditional forms of proportional representation (PR) lead to one or more of the following undesirable features: large multi-member constituencies (undesirable as it leads to weaker ties to any particular MP, and because it inevitably results in very disparate regions being lumped in together), MPs without a constituency, or with a “regional” constituency that overlaps standard […]
Tirole has made many huge contributions to the field of Industrial Organisation that we’re studying this semester. I know I’m a bit late on this as I’ve been away, but here’s a nice summary of why Tirole deserved to win the prize. We’ll be seeing some of his work later in the Industrial Organisation course, […]
Thanks for visiting this site. The site is currently under development, so may be in a state of flux for the next few weeks. I am unsure as yet how often I will be posting in this blog, but I will try to at least share interesting econ links here as I stumble across them.