Simon is an ecological economist, trying to understand the current economy in order to build a better one. Simon’s research interests include the history of economic thought, utopian economics, and various kinds of models. He is currently working the ways labour and capital have been conceptualised in different theories of production, and where energy ought to enter into these theories; Stock Flow Consistent modelling of no-growth economies; and exploring the economic potential of utopian fiction.
Simon is a Lecturer in Circular Economy at the University of Bradford. He previously taught Salford University, and was a research fellow at the University of Surrey. He holds a PhD in Ecological Economics from the University of Surrey (UK), an MA in Environmental Management and a BSc in Environmental Science both from the University of Lancaster (UK). Simon is also UK country contact for the European Society for Ecological Economics (ESEE).