Educated at Balliol College, Oxford and the London School of Economics. Between 1967 and 1976 Patrick Minford held economic positions in the Ministry of Finance, Malawi; Directors' staff, Courtaulds Limited; H M Treasury; H M Treasury's Delegation to Washington, DC; Manchester University; The National Institute for Economic and Social Research.
In 1976 he was appointed Edward Gonner Professor of Applied Economics, University of Liverpool. Since 1997 he has been Professor of Applied Economics at Cardiff Business School, Cardiff University.
A member of the Monopolies
and Mergers Commission 1990-96, and a member of H.M. Treasury Panel of
Independent Economic Forecasters, January 1993 to end-1996, Professor Minford
was made a CBE in January 1996 for services to economics.
He is the author of books and articles on exchange rates, unemployment, housing and macroeconomics; and is Director of the Liverpool Research Group in Macroeconomics, which publishes forecasts of all major economies monthly, together with policy and investment advice.
He has written a regular
column in the Daily Telegraph since 1986.