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Government economist by day, blogger by night

Games he likes to play: How to define and measure the economy, innovation, national accounting, intellectual property, development economics and of course the history of economics.

Favourite Toy: Archives and data

Bed-time story: Robert Heilbrohner’s The Worldly Philosophers; Deirdre McCloskey’s Economical Writings

Imaginary Friends: John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Defoe, Charles Davenant, Edward Misselden, Vincent de Gournay, Arthur Young and Simon Kuznets.

If found, please return to London or www.mitrakahn.com where all his papers and vaccinations can be found.

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Keynes passed away 70 years ago today – his copyright follows

Article | Apr 21, 2016

Keynes passed away 70 years ago today, with his copyright now expiring, there is an opportunity to build a digital archive of all his work

Adam Smith's first - and last! - book: what rational choice?

Article | Oct 18, 2014

I was going to call this blog post ‘Utility maximising agents in Adam Smith’s Theory of Moral Sentiments’ but realised that was much too dull - even if it accurately describes my bedtime reading at the present moment.

Piketty and thinking about economics

Article | Apr 18, 2014

There is a new economics rock-star touring the US by all accounts, and his name is Thomas Piketty.

I Have to Act Like an Adult in Hong Kong

Article | Apr 1, 2013

The INET conference in Hong Kong is serious business.