Mason Gaffney is professor of economics at the University of California (Riverside). He is a foremost authority on the economics of natural resources and has published extensively on urban economics and public finance. Fred Harrison is Research Director of Land Research Trust, London. After a career as a Fleet Street investigative journalist, he was advisor to a number of Russian academic and political bodies, including the Duma (parliament), in their efforts to implement a more equitable transition to a market economy. Recently he has turned his attention to the failure of economic analysis and public policies in the market economies.
'The contributors are critical of the role of land in neo-classical economics and... are in tune with the increasing realisation by economists of the importance of the property market to the macro economy.' British Review of Economic Issues. 'a powerful indictment of prevalent economic thinking' Peace Magazine 'Gaffney's contribution is both timely and interesting' Journal of Economic Literature