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:
– 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 Stilwell, Professor 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.
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.
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
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.