The Art of the Economist

Peter Bowbrick




Quality Grades and Brands
The Art of the Economist
Marketing Economics
Academic Fraud


I was probably the first economist to start analysing how economists work in the real world.

 “The advice in this book is distilled from half a lifetime’s mistakes. I have wasted years on pointless economic studies, and have worked on minor problems when major problems needed urgent attention. The problems I did tackle were tackled awkwardly and ineffectively. Years were spent on studies which had no effect because I did not manage to communicate my results to the decision makers and persuade them to act. I have produced third‑rate work when I could have produced competent work with the same effort. I have no doubt that I would have achieved two or three times as much if I had read a book like this when I was twenty‑one.”

Peter Bowbrick, Practical Economics for the Real Economist. London/Dordrecht/Boston, Graham and Trotman. ISBN 1-85333-076-0. 1988. 

Peter Bowbrick, Effective Communication for Professionals and Executives. London/ Dordrecht /Boston, Graham and Trotman. ISBN 1-85333-081-7. 1988. 

Peter Bowbrick, The use of Counseling Skills in Consultancy,  Master’s Thesis, Nottingham University, 1993.  

Peter Bowbrick, "Thesis fodder - a new role for the Third World," Times Higher Education Supplement

Peter Bowbrick, Refereeing

Morwenna Griffiths, Tony Cotton, Peter Bowbrick, “Educational researchers doing research on educational policy: Heroes, puppets, partners, or…?”  Paper presented to the British Educational Research Association Annual Conference, Warwick 2006.

Mal Leicester, Roger Twelvetrees, Peter Bowbrick, “Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning – insights from education, engineering and economics,” in David Aspin (Ed.) Philosophical Perspectives on Lifelong Learning 2007(Kluwer Press)

Peter Bowbrick, “The role of the economist in applied biological research”, Agricultural Administration. 3 11-15. 1976. 

Peter Bowbrick, The use of tape recorders in agricultural economics research”, Journal of Agricultural Economics. 26(2) 261-263. 1975.         

Peter Bowbrick, “Scientific method in economics”, Agricultural Economics Society of Tanzania. 1981. 

Peter Bowbrick, “Falsificationist scientific method in economics”, Acta Horticulturae. 77 103-112. 1978.             

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I specialize in marketing economics, the economics of quality, grades and brands, policy and the economics of famine.