Prof Michael Jacobs - PEP - Promoting Economic Pluralism

Prof Michael Jacobs

Dr Kevin Albertson is an eclectic economist with a background in statistics and economics, but now he has escaped (to some extent) from the numerical world of Econometrics into the applied worlds of: Behavioural Economics; Economics and Crime � he is co-author of the critically acclaimed text book �Crime and Economics: An Introduction� �; and the analysis of government policy. He leads the economic components of many PERU projects including, currently, an economic forecasting exercise as part of the InnoSI project.

Kevin�s research interests range from business and social forecasting, through: the frontiers of computing; who is really to blame for the �-zone crisis; social innovation; crime; and the application of classical and behavioural economics to socio-political issues. He is a co-founder and author on the departmental blog �Eomics� (Economics without the con) where has fulminated at short-length on current social challenges.