Michael Wickens is a Professor of Economics at the University of York. He was formerly Managing Editor of The Economic Journal. He now serves as Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee. He is a Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research, Fellow of the CESifo Group and is a Consultant to the International Monetary Fund and the UN Food and Argiculture Organisation. Michael is the author of Macroeconomic Theory: A Dynamic General Equilibrium Approach, (Princeton University Press).