‘Once you label me you negate me’ – Søren Kierkegaard
I’m an economist, historian, writer and freelance journalist. I studied economics, history, archaeology and Germanic languages/linguistics up to doctoral level at the London School of Economics and at the universities of London, Manchester, Warwick, New York and Erlangen. That probably makes me a bit of a perpetual student. But I have also somehow managed to work for over thirty years in some of the more rarefied echelons of business.
I’ve taught economics, finance and banking at London, Manchester, Warwick and City Business Schools, as well at The Swiss National Bank and the Bank of England. More recently I’ve taught English and Germanic languages/linguistics.
I write on ecological subjects for Resurgence, The Ecologist and Positive News and I’m acting as Guest Economics Commissioning Editor for the merged Resurgence/The Ecologist.
I also love flying (I am a pilot and flying instructor) and I’m a Wilderness/Mountain Leader.
Regardless of what I happened to be doing to make a living, outside business my passions have always been history, in its widest sense, economics and ecology.