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Prof. Patrick Minford archive


Professor Patrick Minford CBE is a British macroeconomist who is Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University. Between 1967 and 1976 he held economic positions in: the Ministry of Finance, Malawi; Directors’ staff, Courtaulds Limited; HM Treasury; HM Treasury’s Delegation to Washington, DC; Manchester University; and the National Institute for Economic and Social Research. From 1976-1997, he was a Professor of economics at Liverpool University. He gained prominence in 1981 when 364 leading economists published a statement criticising Margaret Thatcher’s economic policies; Minford replied by defending the Government in The Times. Patrick Minford was also a member of the Monopolies and Mergers Commission between 1990 and 1996 and one of HM Treasury’s Panel of Forecasters (the ‘Six Wise Men’) between January 1993 and December 1996. He was awarded a CBE for services to economics in 1996 and is the author of books, articles and journalism on exchange rates, unemployment, housing and macroeconomics. Patrick Minford currently directs the Julian Hodge Institute of Applied Macroeconomics at Cardiff University Business School.

Date range: 1960-2010

Size: 7 metres

Language: English

Keywords: Economics, exchange rates, housing, unemployment, macroeconomics