Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

James Forder

The bio below comes from a published article and may now be dated.

*James Forder* is Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University, a Managing Editor of _Oxford Economic Papers_, and a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He has written a number of papers critical

James Forder is Fellow and Tutor in Economics at Balliol College, Oxford, Lecturer in Politics at Oxford University, a Managing Editor of Oxford Economic Papers, and a member of the Bar of England and Wales. He has written a number of papers critical of the theory of credibility and common interpretations of it, such as “The theory of credibility: confusions, limitations, and dangers,” in Neoliberal Economic Policy. ed P. Arestis and M. Sawyer. He has also been critical of the theory and practice of central bank independence, for example in “Some Methodological Issues in the Statutory Characterisation of Central Banks” in West European Politics 24(1): 202-216; “Interests and ‘Independence’: the European Central Bank and the Theory of Bureaucracy” in International Review of Applied Economics 16(1): 51-69; and “The Limits of ‘Independence’ and the Policy of the ECB” in Public Choice: forthcoming. His email address is james.forder@balliol.ox.ac.uk