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Professor Dennis Leech

I am interested in several areas of economics and economic policy, particularly:

  • Economics of austerity; genuine macroeconomics (not principal agent models); Keynesian economics.
  • Pensions economics: design of sustainable occupational pension schemes; pension system in crisis.
  • Voting procedures: the system for electing the House of Commons (first past the post, or single member plurality) is in need of reform; it is undemocratic and produces perverse outcomes; proportional representation would lead to better government.
  • Voting systems using weighted (i.e. bloc) voting such as the EUCM, Bretton Woods system; analysis of voting power.
  • Higher education.
  • Competition in public services particularly education based on use of official rankings.

Some recent activity: