Welcome to the Economic Study Association.

Economic reform is possible. It requires a sufficient understanding of the present situation, some recognition of a more satisfactory alternative, and a step in the right direction, at the right time.

For more than fifty years, members of the Economic Study Association have explored these possibilities, and for about twenty-five years, the Association was led by its Director, Ronald Burgess. Some of the outcomes from this work are available here, including transcripts and recordings of public talks and lectures, research notes, and other related material.

Some of this material provides a commentary on the changing economy of the United Kingdom in the 1970s and 1980s, when major changes of policy came to the fore, but much of it also sets out original thinking and formulation, based on informed investigation, study, and research.

We will be adding new material to this site from time to time, so please read on…