About the Author
Nicholas Morris is Academic Visitor and Senior Research Associate at Balliol College, Oxford. He is an economist with 35 years of wide-ranging experience: in the finance, water, energy, transport, telecoms, and health sectors; in infrastructure provision; and in the design of regulatory structures. He was a co-founder and then Chief Executive of London Economics, for a period of 14 years, and, prior to that, was Deputy Director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies.Nicholas has an M.A. in Engineering and Economics and an M.Phil. in Economics from Balliol College, Oxford. He has been a visiting Professor of City University, a Governor of the charity 'Research into Ageing', a Fellow of Melbourne University and a Guest Professor at the China Executive LeadershipAcademy, Pudong. During the last 12 years he has worked extensively in Australia, South East Asia, and China advising governments, regulators, and companies.David Vines is a Professor of Economics and a Fellow of Balliol College at Oxford University. He obtained a BA in Economics and Mathematics from Melbourne University, and an MA and PhD in Economics from the University of Cambridge. His research has been on international macroeconomics and on global governance and his early work was with James Meade in Cambridge on the construction of inflation-targeting regimes. Between 1994 and 2000 he was the Director of an ESRC Research Programme on GlobalEconomic Institutions, and from 2008 to 2012 he was the Research Director of a European Union Framework Seven Research Program, PEGGED, on the Politics and Economics of Global Governance: the European Dimension. Fifteen years ago he organized an interdisciplinary seminar on integrity with thephilosopher Alan Montefiore, the proceedings of which were published as A. Monetefiore and D. Vines, Integrity in the Public and the Private Domains (Routledge, 1999).