John is an economist who is more closely allied to the Chicago and Austrian Schools of Thought. He specialises in economics in the context of banking, finance and risk. He has taught undergraduates, post graduates and on professional exams. He has debated with members of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee and been a guest lecturer across the U.K. and in Bulgaria and Abu Dhabi.
Not always in agreement with the mainstream he has written extensively on why governments should balance their budgets, Central Banks should not manipulate interest rates and why private property rights, markets and capitalism are the preferred way to achieve economic growth, higher living standards and more equality.
John’s posts and articles are well read on LinkedIn,Twitter (@jbhearn) and a blog (jbhearn.wordpress.com).