5th August 2019 Modern economic history can be roughly split into different eras in which certain sets of ideas dominate politics and policy-making. This paper – co-authored with Laurie Macfarlane and Michael Jacobs – seeks to understand if a shift in the ‘political- economic paradigm’ is currently under way by inspecting the state of debatesContinue reading “The Times They Are A-Changing? Exploring the potential shift away from the neoliberal political-economic paradigm (Forum for a New Economy)”
1st August 2019 The current economic model in countries around the world drives environmental breakdown, and many of its underpinning assumptions, policies and narratives act as barriers to change. A new model is needed to rapidly create societies that are more sustainable, just and prepared: bringing human activity to within environmentally sustainable limits while narrowingContinue reading “Facing the crisis: Rethinking economics for the age of environmental breakdown (IPPR)”
12th February 2019 Mainstream political and policy debates have failed to recognise that human impacts on the environment have reached a critical stage, potentially eroding the conditions upon which socioeconomic stability is possible. The historical disregard of environmental considerations in most areas of policy has been a catastrophic mistake. In response, this IPPR paper – theContinue reading “This is a crisis: Facing up to the age of environmental breakdown (IPPR)”
15th October 2018 The NHS can drive positive economic, social and environmental outcomes through changing how it employs, procures, and uses land and other assets, as well as how it travels and burns carbon. This potential is particularly high at a local level where hospitals and other healthcare sites act as ‘anchor institutions’ – byContinue reading “Greener hospitals, healthier communities (UK Health Alliance on Climate Change)”
5th October 2018 This report from the UK Health Alliance on Climate Change explored the causes of the air quality health problem in the UK and provided a comprehensive strategy for overcoming it.
7th September 2018 Digital technology is delivering a huge range of benefits to businesses, citizens and wider society. Platforms – online applications that intermediate between the provider of a service and its users – have unlocked many of these benefits by sorting and connecting an enormous range of services and products, both online and off.Continue reading “The Digital Commonwealth: From private enclosure to collective benefit (IPPR)”
5th September 2018 Established in autumn 2016 in the wake of Britain’s vote to leave the European Union, the aim of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice was to examine the challenges facing the UK economy and to recommend proposals for reform. Commissioners come from across the economy and society and from different political viewpoints,Continue reading “Prosperity and justice: A plan for the new economy – IPPR Commission on Economic Justice final report”
3rd July 2018 This paper, co-authored with Michael Jacobs, seeks to understand the processes of paradigm shifts in economic ideas and policy. We begin with an explanation of the concept of a “politico-economic paradigm”, with reference to the theory and history of the two paradigm shifts occurring in the 20th century. We then examine howContinue reading “Paradigm Shifts in Economic Theory and Policy (Intereconomics)”
5th June 2018 This UK Health Alliance on Climate Change paper provides a guide to the air pollution problem in the UK, its health effects, and the actions needed to tackle it.
1st June 2018 This article, co-authored with Dr Jenny Isherwood and published in the Future Healthcare Journal, explores the interdependence between healthcare and sustainability: https://www.rcpjournals.org/content/futurehosp/5/2/84.2