Regular guests

Darren Brady Nelson

Darren Brady Nelson is an Austrian School economist and liberty evangelist as well as a C.S. Lewis and G.K. Chesterton style Christian. He is currently the Chief Economist at LibertyWorks of Brisbane Australia and a long-time policy advisor to The Heartland Institute of Chicago USA. He is also a regular commentator in traditional and online Australian and American media.

Darren Brady Nelson, Chief Economist of LibertyWorks

Darren’s career has unfolded in three phases: first as a full-time mainstream economist for Australian governments and a “Big Five” accounting firm from 1994 to 2001; then second as a freelance mainstream economist for Australian, NZ and UK governments, infrastructure and economic consulting firms from 2002 to 2020; and now third as a freelance liberty economist for Australian and USA media, politicians and think tanks from 2010 to 2021.

Darren’s two degrees are a Master’s of Law (magna cum laude) and Bachelor’s of Economics (cum laude) from two different Australian universities.

Darren’s appearances on Economics Explored

EP89 CPI Inflation concerns

EP84 Economics and Religion

EP74 Industry Assistance and Crony Capitalism

EP63 The Great Reset

EP49 Gold

EP36 US Infrastructure: Lessons from Australia

EP21 Surveillance Capitalism

EP4 The Gig Economy

Brendan Markey-Towler

Brendan Markey-Towler is an economist and behavioural scientist. Before transitioning to work in the financial sector he led a global academic career, with positions at the University of Queensland, University College London and RMIT University. He has researched and published widely in academic and popular outlets, particularly on the behavioural, institutional and evolutionary economics of new technologies. He is the author, with Nicholas Johnson, of Economics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. His first book was An Architecture of the Mind, an essay on theoretical mathematical psychology. He holds a PhD and a Bachelor of Economics with First Class Honours and a University Medal from the University of Queensland.

Brendan Markey-Towler, economist and behavioural scientist
Brendan’s appearances on Economics Explored

EP93 Public Choice theory

EP88 Evolutionary Economics

EP61 Economics of the Fourth Industrial Revolution

EP8 Behavioural Economics

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