Dr John Whittaker

Senior Teaching Fellow


After an earlier career in business, John Whittaker obtained a PhD in Nuclear Physics before joining the academic world as an Economist in the 1980s. He taught for several years at the University of Cape Town and has held visiting positions at City University Business School and Nottingham University.

Dr Whittaker's research and teaching experience includes monetary policy, money and banking, macroeconomics and financial economics. Among his publications are papers in the fields of alternative monetary regimes and mathematical economics.

He is currently interested in sovereign debt problems in the eurozone, the operation of the eurosystem, and the response of policy and regulation to the financial crisis and the recession.

From 2004 to 2009 he was a Member of the European Parliament for the UK Independence Party, representing the North West region of UK.

Eurosystem debts do matter
Whittaker, J. 1/02/2016
Other contribution

Central bank-bought government debt is still government debt
Steele, G., Whittaker, J. 27/06/2013
Other contribution

Eurosystem debts, Greece, and the role of banknotes
Whittaker, J. 14/11/2011
Other contribution

Intra-eurosystem debts
Whittaker, J. 30/03/2011
Other contribution

The Gulf currency: lessons from the Euro
Whittaker, J. 03/2010 Gulf One Lancaster Centre for Economic Research. 8 p.
Commissioned report

What will happen to the Euro?
Whittaker, J., Connolly, B. 2003 In: Economic Affairs. 23, 1, p. 66-71. 6 p.
Journal article

The reputational constraint on monetary policy
Whittaker, J. 2001 Lancaster University : The Department of Economics
Working paper

Britain, EMU and the European economy
Whittaker, J., Bradley, S. 2000 In: Industrial Relations Journal. 31, 4, p. 261-274. 14 p.
Journal article

Interest bearing currency
Whittaker, J. 1999 In: Oxford Economic Papers. 51, 3, p. 476-486. 11 p.
Journal article

Fiscal constraints and financial regulation in economic and monetary union
Whittaker, J. 1998 In: Economic Affairs. 18, 1, p. 51-55. 5 p.
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Price and financial stability
Whittaker, J. 1998 In: The single currency: a true experiment. N/A : Samfundslitteratur p. 7-21. 15 p. ISBN: 87593207092.

Government policy and credibility: a criticism of a class of rational expectations models
Whittaker, J., Walker, P.E. 07/1997 Lancaster : The Department of Economics, 11 p.
Working paper

Existence of competitive equilibrium when incomes may be zero
Whittaker, J., Abraham, H., Smart, D.R. 1996 In: Economic Theory. 8, p. 177-182. 6 p.
Journal article

Is indirect convertibility impossible? A reply?
Whittaker, J., Schnadt, N. 1995 In: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 27, 1, p. 297-298. 2 p.
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Optimal money market behaviour and sterling interest rates
Whittaker, J., Schnadt, N. 1995 In: Manchester School. 63, 4, p. 368-387. 20 p.
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Inflation proof currency? The feasibility of variable commodity standards
Whittaker, J., Schnadt, N. 1993 In: Journal of Money, Credit and Banking. 25, 2, p. 214-221. 8 p.
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The viability of an 'indirectly convertible' gold standard: comment
Whittaker, J., Schnadt, N. 1993 In: Southern Economic Journal. 60, 2, p. 495-500. 6 p.
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A suggestion for the operating practices of the European Central Bank
Whittaker, J., Schnadt, N. 1992 In: Economies et Societies. 9, 1, p. 133-145. 13 p.
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Monetary policy for economic growth
Whittaker, J. 1992 In: Economic Growth in South Africa: Selected Policy Issues. Oxford : Oxford University Press

Is dynamic stability of Walrasian equilibrium achieved through falling target utilities?
Abraham, H., Whittaker, J. 08/1989 In: International Economic Review. 30, 3, p. 507-511. 5 p.
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Does money supply endogeneity matter? a comment
Whittaker, J. 06/1989 In: South African Journal of Economics. 57, 2, p. 130-131. 2 p.
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Monetary policy: its scope and limitations
Whittaker, J. 1989 In: Social Dynamics. 13, 1, p. 13-20. 8 p.
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The price elasticity of electricity demand in South Africa
Whittaker, J., Barr, G.D.I. 1989 In: Applied Economics. 21, 8, p. 1153-1157. 5 p.
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Why does the reserve bank set the interest rate?
Whittaker, J., Theunissen, A.J. 1987 In: South African Journal of Economics. 55, 1, p. 16-33. 18 p.
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The demand for money in South Africa
Whittaker, J. 1985 In: South African Journal of Economics. 53, 2, p. 184-196. 13 p.
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Neutron-proton Bremsstrahlung at 4.8 MeV
Whittaker, J., Brooks, F.D., Van Heerden, I.J. 1/06/1981 In: Nuclear Physics A. 362, 1, p. 173-188. 16 p.
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