I have had professional careers in both physics and financial economics research in universities, business and government.
Starting with an honours degree in mathematics and a PhD in physics, I have published over 30 papers in refereed journals including astrophysics, plasma physics, nuclear fusion and theoretical biology during a 15-year research career.
I switched to finance and economics after studies in economics and gaining a post-graduate diploma in applied finance. I have lectured in finance and economics at universities for three years. In late 1980s, I was part of the global diaspora of “rocket scientists” flooding into quantitative finance within the investment industry.
After more than 10 years in investment management, proprietary trading (BT) and asset consulting (InTech and Mercer), I became dissatisfied with the financial services industry. Then I worked for 10 years for major government regulators (ASIC and APRA) of corporations, banks, insurance and pension funds in economic research in order to understand regulatory failures since 2000.
I have published more than 30 papers in investment management, credit risk, pension governance and economics. My experiences have motivated me to build a scientific economic paradigm to properly address some of the major issues of our world.
What I say or write about is not compromised by funding from business or government. I only seek and speak the truth as a scientist, without political ideology or preconceived Utopian dreams. The truth will set us free - we are shackled by too many economic fallacies.