Economics credentials

I have investigated economics since the late 1990s, bringing my considerable scientific experience to bear.  Two independently published books, Economia and Sack the Economists resulted by 2013. The complete list of books can be seen under the main tab.  I have endorsements from economists and have placed articles and papers in economics web sites and journals, as described below.

I have interacted with economics Professor Steve Keen, University of Western Sydney and Kingston University London, over the past decade or so.  He clearly sees me as having serious contributions to make to economics, as attested by this endorsement:

“I observed in Debunking Economics that, if we leave the development of economics only to economists, then the intellectual revolution that economics desperately needs will never occur. Even before the current crisis ends, economists will rebuild their old, static ways of thinking–just like they did after the Great Depression.
If change is going to come, it will be from other professions, like physics, engineering and biology, who are used to modelling the dynamic, unstable real world rather than fantasies of equilibrium. They should be emboldened by this crisis to step onto the turf of economics and take the field over from the economists. Geoff Davies was one of the very first to do this, long before the current crisis hit, and his physics- and biology-inspired work is part of the promise of a future economics that is actually useful–unlike the downright dangerous fantasies of today’s neoclassical economists.”

– Economics Professor Steve Keen, University of Western Sydney, author of  Debunking Economics .

And from Emeritus Professor Bob Douglas AO, a retired epidemiologist and a Director of Ausralia21

Geoff Davies had a distinguished career at the ANU as an earth scientist before taking up a major interest in the role of economics in human societies. He has previously published two substantial books on the topic; “Economia: New economic systems to empower people and support the living world” (ABC Books) in 2004 and “Sack the economists and disband their departments”  (BWM Books) in 2013.

Davies brings to his study of economics, a background in hard science, expertise in systems thinking and a deep interest in the systems and the sustainability of human societies within them. In both his previous books he demolished what he described as the  “pseudoscience” of modern economics as flawed and built on false premises.

My book Economia garnered the following endorsements

Geoff Davies turns his critical scientific gaze on contemporary economic orthodoxy and finds it deeply deficient. His work makes a strong case for a radical reconstruction of economic arrangements if we are to live more fruitfully and harmoniously.

 – Frank StilwellProfessor of Political Economy, University of Sydney.

Imagine a much more equal and inclusive society than we have now. It has old-fashioned family values, solid local communities, and full employment in an efficient and sustainable market economy with a debt-free money supply and no executive plunder. Impossible? Perhaps. But Geoff Davies’ project is distinguished by such commonsense, hard science, practicality, surprise, fine writing and expert contempt for orthodox economics, it’s a joy to read for visionaries and sceptics alike.

– Hugh Stretton, author of Economics, A New Introduction

I have in recent years placed articles and papers with economics websites and journals, demonstrating that I am taken seriously among a wider group of economists.


2012 Bad theory, bad practice: bad ethics, Economics in Society: The Ethical Dimension online conference of the Real World Economics Association, Paper 16.
2011 The value of simple models, Real World Economics Review, Issue 57.


2010  How to build a narrative linking the various heterodoxies: Part 2, The nature of the beast Real World Economics Review Blog.

2010 Comments of the week: Wilde, Radford and Davies on complexity theory and building a narrative, Real World Economics Review Blog.

2 thoughts on “Economics credentials

  1. don Owers

    hi Geoff, I was impressed by your article on the cost of population growth and emailed it to many politicians.. Even got one reply which is not bad. However on another angle we build something over 200,000 houses every year. In those most of the whitegoods, furnishings, floor coverings, plumbing , electrics and electronics and even the tools to build the house are imported. Add to that a car or 2 necessary for transport and I guess its up to $100,000 or $20b to upset our balance of payments


  2. Geoff Davies Post author

    Thanks Don, and thanks for passing it around, especially to pollies. Yes, and a very good point about imports. Course there was a time when we tried to make stuff ourselves, silly us.
    btw I was away for a few days, hence the delay.



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