Prof David Vines
Director of Ethics & Economics
Professor of Economics and Fellow, Balliol College, University of Oxford
David Vines is Professor of Economics, and a Fellow of Balliol College, at the University of Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor of Economics at the Australian National University, and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research. From 2008 to 2012 he was the Research Director of the European Union’s Framework Seven PEGGED Research Program, which analysed Global Economic Governance within Europe. Professor Vines received a BA from Melbourne University in 1971, and subsequently an MA and PhD from Cambridge University. From 1985 to 1992 he was Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at the University of Glasgow. His research interests are in macroeconomics, including financial frictions, fiscal and monetary interactions, and financial crisis. His recent books include: The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It (Princeton University Press, 2013, with Peter Temin); The IMF and its Critics: Reform of Global Financial Architecture (Cambridge University Press, 2004, with Christopher Gilbert) and The Asian Financial Crisis: Causes, Contagion and Consequences (Cambridge University Press, 1999, with Pierre-Richard Agénor, Marcus Miller, and Axel Weber)
No. 2021-13 - A Productivity Commission: A Proposal for an Australian-style approach to creating a Policy-Reform Process for the UK
19 May 21
The UK now faces many fundamental political-economy choices. his paper argues that there is a need f...
No. 2021-15 - Towards resilient health systems: New institutions, an invigorated civil society, and global cooperation
17 May 21
A new health-sector institution is necessary at the national level. The UK needs a Health Resilience...
No. 2021-14 - Cost/benefit analysis of Covid-19 pandemic suppression using an SEIR model
06 Apr 21
This paper presents a simple cost-benefit analysis inspired by optimal control theory, incorporating...
International economic cooperation post COVID-19: A discussion panel
27 Jul 20
A panel discussion from Australian National University drawing on papers forthcoming in a special is...
A Workable Strategy for Covid-19 Testing: Stratified Periodic Testing rather than Universal Random Testing
22 Apr 20
This paper argues that daily ‘universal random testing’, as recently proposed by Paul Romer, is not ...
Summary - A Workable Strategy for Covid-19 Testing: Stratified Periodic Testing rather than Universal Random Testing
15 Apr 20
As we end the lockdown, we need a workable testing strategy: who will be tested for Covid-19, and ho...
Rebuilding macroeconomic theory (Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Special Issue)
05 Jan 18
Capital failure - restoring trust in the financial system
01 Nov 14
Financial firms were once organisations which helped their clients to do well, and earned fees from ...