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Prof. Paul Lewis
Prof. Paul Lewis

Professor Paul Lewis

Professor of Political Economy

Research interests

  • Economics

Biography

Paul Lewis is Professor of Political Economy. He was educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge, and Christ Church, Oxford. Prior to moving to King's, he was a Newton Trust Lecturer in the Faculty of Economics and Politics, and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Cambridge University, and a Fellow of Emmanuel and Selwyn Colleges.

He is currently a Visiting Scholar at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, USA, a member of the ESRC Innovation Caucus, the Cambridge Social Ontology Group, and the Productivity Institute. He was a Visiting Fellow of Peterhouse, Cambridge, and the Shackle Scholar at St Edmund’s College, Cambridge, in the Easter Term 2013.

Copies of many of Paul’s papers can be found: at: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=763360 and https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Paul-Lewis-17

He tweets at: https://twitter.com/PaulLew16394851

Office hours

Tuesday: 09.00 - 10.00 (in person)

Wednesday 09.00 - 10.00 (online).

Research

Paul’s research covers a wide range of issues in both theoretical and applied political economy. More specifically, his interests include: the history of economic thought, in particular the Austrian, Bloomington, and Virginia schools of economics; social ontology; technician skills and innovation; and the political economy of vocational education and training. His research has been funded by the CIPD, the Earhart Foundation, the Nuffield Foundation and the Gatsby Charitable Foundation.

In 2016 he won Society for the Development of Austrian Economics for the Best Essay in Austrian Economics, for his paper on "The Emergence of 'Emergence' in the Work of F.A. Hayek: An Historical Analysis" (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2447341). His volume of the Collected Works of F. A. Hayek, entitled Essays on Liberalism and the Economy, will be published by the University of Chicago Press in 2022.

PhD supervision

Paul would welcome PhD applicants interested in following areas: the history of economic thought, especially the Austrian, Bloomington, and Virginia schools of economic thought; vocational education and training; and the methodology of economics, in particular approaches that focus on the ontological presuppositions of economic analysis.

Teaching

    Research

    Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
    Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

    The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

    News

    House of Lords committee hears evidence from King's expert

    A King’s academic appeared before a House of Lords committee to offer his expert insight into the state of training and skills in the UK’s STEM sector.

    PaulLewis

    PhD pass is a 'much-needed boost' for Carmen

    Doctoral research carried out by a King’s alumna highlighted the ways local networks can help address technical skills shortages across England.

    CarmenNiocara

    Report calls for investment in technical workforce to power research revolution

    The UK’s ambitions to become a global superpower in science and engineering must be supported by investment and recognition for its vital technical workforce,...

    TALENT_PL

    Academic joins commission focused on vital technical community

    Professor Paul Lewis has been invited to take part in a project that will serve as a blueprint for the next generation of the UK’s technician workforce.

    The commission will look at how the technical community can be developed in the UK

    Spotlight

    Helping to tackle skills shortages in key growth sectors

    King's research has helped to address a key skills gap in the UK's science and technology sector

    A gap has emerged that has left industries without technical support.

      Research

      Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture in Economics
      Politics, Philosophy and Economics Research Group

      The PPE research group studies questions spanning the disciplines of politics, philosophy, and economics.

      News

      House of Lords committee hears evidence from King's expert

      A King’s academic appeared before a House of Lords committee to offer his expert insight into the state of training and skills in the UK’s STEM sector.

      PaulLewis

      PhD pass is a 'much-needed boost' for Carmen

      Doctoral research carried out by a King’s alumna highlighted the ways local networks can help address technical skills shortages across England.

      CarmenNiocara

      Report calls for investment in technical workforce to power research revolution

      The UK’s ambitions to become a global superpower in science and engineering must be supported by investment and recognition for its vital technical workforce,...

      TALENT_PL

      Academic joins commission focused on vital technical community

      Professor Paul Lewis has been invited to take part in a project that will serve as a blueprint for the next generation of the UK’s technician workforce.

      The commission will look at how the technical community can be developed in the UK

      Spotlight

      Helping to tackle skills shortages in key growth sectors

      King's research has helped to address a key skills gap in the UK's science and technology sector

      A gap has emerged that has left industries without technical support.