My PhD research focusses on the big structural and institutional changes that are needed to avoid debt crises, inequality and unemployment in a resource-constrained (and likely growth-constrained) future. Specifically, I argue that environmental protections must go hand in hand with measures to diffuse rentier power and socialise economic rents. Such a reduction and redistribution in economic rents could be emancipatory for millions of asset-poor people, whilst facilitating many core planks of the ecological transition, including working time reduction and resource caps.
My background is in:
- lecturing (at Masaryk University, Roehampton University and CAT Graduate School);
- campaigning for financial reform (e.g. initiating and convening the Transforming Finance conference and network in 2013 and the Just Banking conference in 2012);
- campaigning on climate/energy (including for 10:10 and Friends of the Earth Scotland);
- editing (e.g. David Fleming's Lean Logic and TEQs report);
- film making (e.g. director on Cheat Neutral; archive for The Age of Stupid)
- Post-growth Political Economy
- Land and housing market reform
- Money and Finance (particular Minksy's financial instability hypothesis; the debate around monetary reform)
- Values, motivation and behaviour (particularly the theoretical and empirical work underpinning the Common Cause agenda)
- The debate around the valuation of 'nature'
- MSc in Ecological Economics and Ecosystem Services, University of Edinburgh
- Diploma in Social Research Methods, University of Roehampton
- BA (Hons) in Social and Political Science, University of Cambridge