About the Author
David Merlin-Jones is Director of the Wealth of Nations Project. He is a graduate from Exeter College, University of Oxford where he studied modern history. He joined Civitas in 2010 as a Research Fellow, focusing on economic issues and, in particular, British manufacturing and energy. He became Director of the Wealth of Nations Project in November 2011. He has previously authored Chain Reactions: How the chemical industry can shrink our carbon footprint (2011) and The Big Problem for Small Business: The Case for an Industry Bank (2011) and other Civitas reports including Rock Solid? An investigation into the British cement industry (2010) and Economic Growth - could the Government do more? (2011) (with David Green).