I am pleased to announce that Dr. Mark Pennington has just become a Senior Fellow with The Cobden Centre. Currently reader in public policy and political economy at Queen Mary, University of London, his research interests “lie at the intersection of politics, philosophy and economics with an emphasis on the implications of theories of bounded rationality and imperfect knowledge for institutional design and the evaluation of socio-economic systems”. He also has a particular interest in the works of Hayek, public choice theory and related elements of the classical liberal tradition.
His latest book is called Robust Political Economy: Classical Liberalism and the Future of Public Policy, and was recently published by Edward Elgar. This work examines challenges to market liberal theory derived from neo-classical economics, communitarian political theory and egalitarian ethical theory – and applies the lessons learned in the context of the welfare state, international development and environmental protection.
If you want to see the great man in action, talking about this book, then here he is.