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Thursday 14th September

Professor Kevin Dowd

University of Durham 

Professor Kevin Dowd is a long-standing free market economist whose main work has been on free banking and unregulated monetary systems and a Senior Fellow with the Cobden Centre. Over many years, he has written extensively on the history and theory of free banking, the mechanics of monetary systems without the state and the failings of central banking and financial regulation.

His books on these subjects include Private Money: The Path to Monetary Stability (IEA, 1988), The State and the Monetary System (Philip Allan, 1989), Competition and Finance: A New Interpretation of Financial and Monetary Economics (Macmillan, 1996) and Money and the Market: Essays on Free Banking (Routledge, 2000). He has current or past affiliations with the CATO Institute (Washington), the Independent Institute (Oakland, CA), the Open Republic Institute (Dublin), the Freedom Organization for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST), the Institute of Economic Affairs (London) and the Pensions Institute (London), as well as with the Libertarian Alliance (London).

Over the last ten years or so, he has worked primarily on financial risk, pensions and insurance, and has recently worked on a book concerning the current financial crisis and the lessons to be drawn from it. Up until recently he held the chair in financial risk management at Nottingham University Business School, where worked in the Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies.

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