About Me

I am fascinated with the power that economics has to describe what is going on in the world around us.  It's something that has continued to engage me since university, even prompting me to go back to do a Masters in Economics at the London School of Economics in 2009.  Despite the events at that time, the course provided us students with few ideas to why the financial turmoil happened or what would be done to prevent it occurring again.

This left me, like many others, with a sense of frustration with the inadequacies of economics in predicting or dealing with the global financial crisis.  While the goal of the blog is to help people understand issues in economics, my writing has enabled me to come to terms with problems in economics.  I hope to play at least a small part in making up for the shortcomings in economics while also guiding others through what is happening in the aftermath of the global financial crisis.

I believe that numbers are not enough to explain what is going on in an economy and there should be a valid explanation behind everything.  As the global financial crisis showed us - if something seems too good to be true, it probably is.  I try to make sense of economics in an intuitive way and an important part of this is being able to explain economics to others.

I am different from most economists in that I don’t wear a suit or work in an office.  The economy is more than dry theory and statistics to me - it is something that I see every day in my community.  It is the closing down of the local book store because people now buy more online or the changing prices of my groceries.  The economics that I am passionate about is more than just a higher GDP but rather a means to improve the lifestyles of us all.

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