Stephen Barber (born 1974) is a British political scientist, political economist and author. He is currently Associate Professor in Public Policy at London South Bank University. He is also a Senior Fellow at London Metropolitan University's Global Policy Institute. He has also worked in the European Research Forum. He is a specialist in British public policy and party politics, political economy and having worked in the City of London, the globalisation of financial markets. He holds a BA in government, an MA in contemporary history and a PhD in political science, awarded by several London universities. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Member of the Securities & Investment Institute. Following the Northern Rock and banking credit crisis in 2008, he outlined his concept of a regulatory cycle of economic behaviour.
He wrote and presented the [Radio 4] programme 'The Case for Doing Nothing' which was broadcast in October 2016.
- Political Strategy: modern politics in contemporary Britain (2005)
- The City in Europe and the World (2005) (editor)
- The Geo-Politics of the City (2007) (editor)
- Greed (2009) (editor with Alexis Brassey)
- Tragedy of Riches: how our politics has failed us and why we need a new economic destiny (2011)
- "Stephen Barber page at the Global Policy Institute". Global-policy.com. Archived from the original on 29 September 2007. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "UK Execution-Only Stockbrokers - Invest In Shares" (PDF). Selftrade.co.uk. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 August 2008. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- "The Case for Doing Nothing - BBC Radio 4". BBC. Retrieved 30 November 2017.
- The Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University
- Liverpool Academic Press
- Greed page at Palgrave Macmillan
- Profile at London South Bank University website
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