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Kevin Dowd

Kevin Dowd

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1958 - present

Kevin Dowd is a Professor of Finance and Economics at Durham University. He is a lifelong libertarian whose work is heavily influenced by Austrian and Public Choice economics. His main interests are the history and theory of free banking and private money, subjects in which he has written a few books. Dowd has also a particular interest in financial economics, monetary economics, macroeconomics, and political economy.

  • An underlying theme of his work is the importance of institutional arrangements, respect for individual rights and the rule of law, and skepticism about policies that rely on the wisdom of policymakers or their ability to forecast the future
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