Michael Nevin is one of the country's most experienced and respected applied economists. After working as an economist for the Government of St Lucia in the late 1970s, he worked as an investment analyst with the Commonwealth Development Corporation in London in the early 1980s. He returned to the UK in 1986 to serve as Financial and Economic Manager of the London Docklands Development Corporation, sponsors of the world's largest urban regeneration programme. In 1997, he founded Caledonian Economics as a specialist project finance practice. He sold his interest in the firm in July 2007, since when he has acted for a small number of selected clients on financial and economic matters through Nevin Associates Ltd. Mike Nevin is the author of The Golden Guinea: The International Financial Crisis, 2007-2014: Causes, Consequences and Cures.

First broadcast on 7th December 2012.