We are delighted to announce the release of the latest ‘meddlesome’ volume from ISCAST Fellow Ian Harper.
If the publisher’s description is anything to go by, it sounds like required reading!
Ian Harper just cannot stop meddling. During his 35-year career as a high-profile economist reviewing Australia’s competition policy, Victoria’s state finances or chairing the Australian Fair Pay Commission, he has acted out of a passionate belief that economists can actually be useful.
Ian’s career has placed him at the centre of crucial debates: What is fair pay? Is the market moral? How much competition is healthy? Yet there is no trace of self-indulgence or self-congratulation as Ian tells his story; rather a thoughtful account of choices, successes and disappointments.
In Confessions of a Meddlesome Economist, the long-awaited revised and updated edition of his prize-winning book Economics for Life, Ian’s aim is the same: to illustrate the power of good economics to improve people’s material lives, and the power of the Christian faith in helping this practising economist keep a balanced perspective in his professional life.