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.
By this expert
Dinner has already rolled around on what has been a quick day.
Having just started Findlay and O’Rourke’s mammoth history of world trade in the second millenia, I have been struck by a strange incongruity
Yesterday the Chancellor of the Exchequer (or UK ‘finance minister’) gave his annual budget speech where UK fiscal policy is set for the coming years.
So with a suitably provocative title I think we can declare 2012 open.