About us

Economics can be understandably confusing so we aim to simplify it. The team is made up of recent graduates and postgraduate students. Please see more information about each member of the team, and our contributors, below.

Meet the Team

Luke Paterson

Hi I’m Luke! I’m an aspiring economist with interests in Health Economics, microeconomics, and data analysis. 

I am currently enrolled at the University of York studying the MSc Health Economics programme.

I live in a fairly small town in the North of England. In my spare time, I’m an avid snooker/pool player, a huge boxing fan and I run The Economic Discussions site.

Antony Fitzsimmons

Hey I’m Ant! I’ve just graduated with a degree in BSc Economics with a profound interest in current affairs and all things political. Its my duty to ensure our discussions are perfect prior to being published!

One of my greatest achievements is having worked as a student economist at the Department for International Trade in Whitehall.

Antonia Hayes

Hello I’m Antonia. I’m a BSc Economics graduate with an interest in microeconomics and the operations of government.

Previously worked in financial wealth management and as a government economist in the Civil Service.

During my spare time, I enjoy Ballet, Tap and Irish dancing and keeping up with current affairs.

Tom Whitehead

Hi I’m Tom! I’m a BA Criminology graduate with interests in criminal justice, global affairs, and political theory.

I am currently enrolled for the LLM Law course at Lancaster University. Alongside studying, I work as a Clerical Officer at my local hospital.

Outside of studying and work, I am a keen pool/snooker player and a captain of the LU Pool & Snooker Club.


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