Bachelor of Arts University Oxford, 1959.
Assistant Research Officer, Oxford University Institute, Institution Economics and Statistics, 1959-1963. Lector, Senior Lector, Adelaide and Flinders Universities, S. Australia, 1964-1967. Senior Research Officer, Review Editor, National Institute of Economie and Social Research, London, United Kingdom, London, United Kingdom, 1967-1972.
Professor Applied Economics, Swansea University College, 1972-1975. Professor of Economics, Manchester University, United Kingdom, since 1976. Assistant Editor, Editor, National Institute, Institution Economics Review, 1967-1972.
Managing Editor, Manchester School of Economic and Social Studies, since 1975.
interest has always been, as it still is, in macroeconomic policy. This is a big field, implying parallel interests in macroeconomic theory, forecasting and modelling, policy design, the measurement of policy effects and the institutional setting of policy formation. Over a period of time, the balance of my interests in these areas has tended to shift from the less formal towards the more technical aspects of the subject matter, though not with any clear intention that the former were undeserving of further pursuit.
In fact, it is a current intention of mine to attempt to redress the balance somewhat by revisiting some of the themes raised in my first monograph on The Foundations of British Monetary Policy, where the historical and institutional setting of monetary policy formation was given pride of place.