Richard Bronk is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), where he taught political economy from 2000-2007. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford, and has an MA (Oxon) in Literae Humaniores (Classics and Philosophy). He then spent seventeen years in the City of London – with positions including head of European equities at Baring Asset Management, European equity strategist at Merrill Lynch, and Adviser on European capital markets and political economy at the Bank of England – before he joined LSE teaching staff.
Bronk is currently working on the dangers of analytical monocultures and the epistemology of markets. His approach to philosophy of economics is grounded in a history of ideas perspective as well as practical experience in financial markets and economic policy. He is author of two books, including The Romantic Economist: Imagination in Economics (Cambridge University Press, 2009). Recent publications include: Hayek on the wisdom of prices: a reassessment. In: Erasmus Journal for Philosophy and Economics, 6, 2013, 82-107. Reflexivity unpacked: performativity, uncertainty and analytical monocultures. In: Journal of Economic Methodology, 20, 2013, 343-349.