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    Psychology is Fundamental: The Limitations of Growth-Optimal Approaches to Decision-Making Under Uncertainty

    I have a new working paper with Matthew Ford looking at 'Ergodicity Economics', which is an attempt to produce "a re-write of...

    Why competitiveness should not become a goal for the FCA

    The promotion of competition is  an existing aim of financial regulation. But in proposals around the Future Regulatory Framework in the Queen’s...

    Scotland and Ukraine

    There is not much humour to be found in the Ukrainian war, but here is a vignette that might give momentary relief...

    Review of Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment

    John's review of Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment by Daniel Kahneman, Olivier Sibony and Cass R. Sunstein has just been published...

    Planning reform is tearing the Tories apart. But the system is fixable

    It is a truism that Britain needs more houses. As the population has grown, average household sizes have fallen—from four before the...

    The Bezzle Years

    This essay was originally written for Project Syndicate in 2015. If anything, it is more relevant now. More than...

    RIP PLC: The Rise of the Ghost Corporation

    From the mid-19th century to the end of the 20th, one form of economic organisation seemed to be displacing all others—the limited...

    What Do We Think of When We Think of Capital Cities?

    In 2010, as South Sudan was preparing to gain independence from Sudan, an intriguing proposal was suggested. Why not design its cities...

    Mission Economy by Mariana Mazzucato — could moonshot thinking help fix the planet?

    Ever since 1969, people have asked themselves why if humans can land on the moon, can’t they solve pressing problems here on...

    Greed is Dead LSE Discussion

    John and Paul recently discussed their latest book, Greed is Dead, with Camilla Cavendish at an LSE virtual event moderated by Andrés...