John Hearn

John Hearn

Visiting Professor

John is an economist who is more closely allied to the Chicago and Austrian Schools of Thought. 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 only way to achieve economic growth, higher living standards and greater equality. 


Economics, macroeconomics, measurements, problems, policies, banking and finance


The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Lecturer, Distance Learning Tutor, Chief Examiner, Writer: 1996 – present
The European School of Economics, Visiting Lecturer, 2012
University of Surrey: 2010
University of Cambridge LES, Team leader and Subject Committee Member: 1983–2005
South East Essex 6th Form College, Head of Economics and Business Studies (taught to Oxbridge entry level): 1974–98
Dover College: 1971–74


MPhil, Eliot College, University of Kent: 1972–74
BSc (Hons), Queen Mary College, University of London: 1967–70

Professional qualifications

Associate, Higher Education Academy: 2009
PGCE, St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford: 1970–71
Financial Planning Certificates FP1, FP2, FP3
Cert PFS, Personal Finance Society.


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Economicsifs University College: 2015 
International economics: 2004 
Labour markets: 2003
Theories of the firm: 2003
Market imperfections and market failure: 2002
National and international economics: 2002
The market economy: 2002
Economics in a European context: 2001
The national and international economy: 2001
Economics essential word dictionary: 2000
Markets and market failure: 2000
The market system: 2000
A/AS economics: 1999
Articles for Financial World and International Banker

Flash revise cards for Phillip Allan & Hodder & Staunton:

  • Economics and the global economy: 2009
  • Macroeconomics: 2005
  • Microeconomics: 2005
  • Market imperfections and market failure: 2004
  • National and international economics: 2004
  • The market economy: 2004

Professional activity

Speaker at various conferences in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Bulgaria
Henry Stewart Talks, Lecture on money and monetary policy


The London Institute of Banking & Finance
Higher Education Academy, Associate


The London Institute of Banking & Finance, Awards for Teaching Excellence in Undergraduate Programmes: 2017
National awards for competitions in management, business and finance from 1977–97:

  • Financial Times
  • The Sunday Times
  • The Times
  • IBM
  • ICL
  • University of East Anglia
  • British Institute of Management
  • Institute of Directors
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Champion of Champions

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