David Vines is Emeritus Professor of Economics, and Emeritus Fellow of Balliol College, at Oxford University. He is also the Director of the Ethics and Economics Programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking in the Oxford Martin School and a Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research in London.


David’s research is on macroeconomics, finance, and global economic governance; His initial work was with the Nobel-Prize winner James Meade in Cambridge; together they published some of the earliest research on inflation-targeting regimes. He is currently writing about international macroeconomic cooperation, the reconstruction of macroeconomic theory, and the history of macroeconomic policymaking in Australia. 


David obtained a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Melbourne University, and an MA and PhD in Economics from Cambridge University. Between 1985 and 1992 he was Adam Smith Professor of Political Economy at Glasgow University. From 1994 to 2000 he was the Director of the ESRC Research Programme on Global Economic Institutions, and from 2008 to 2012 he was the Research Director of PEGGED, a European Union Framework Seven Research Programme on the European Dimension of the Politics and Economics of Global Governance.


David’s recently publications include The Leaderless Economy (Princeton University Press, 2013) and Keynes: Useful Economics for the World Economy (MIT Press, 2014), both written jointly with Peter Temin of MIT. In 2014 David also published Capital Failure: Restoring Trust in Financial Services (OUP), which he edited with Nick Morris.