Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

James Forder

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

James Forder is Andrew Graham Fellow and Tutor in Politi­cal Economy, Balliol College Oxford. He has written on central bank independence, European integration, the history of the Phillips curve, and the work and reception of the work of Milton Friedman. In Macroeconomics and the Phillips Curve Myth (OUP, 2014) he has argued that the commonly told story of the discovery of a negative relationship between wages and unem­ployment in 1958, a Keynesian adoption of the curve as a policy menu, and Friedman’s refutation of that idea is historical nonsense. His email address is james.forder@​