He has commented for various media outlets including The Guardian, where he talked about the global economic crisis BBC alongside Nobel prize-winner Eleanor Orstrom, Freakonomics author Steven Levitt and Robert Skidelsky. Dan has also featured on the BBC, CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Reuters, Associated Press, The Scotsman and in various national media.
In its annual report, the UNDP cited one of his series of trade diagnostic studies in the Pacific Islands as an example of best practice.
Reviews of his book, Reflexivity and Development Economics:
“[G]reatly contributes to the imperative task of self-reflection needed within the economics discipline, and is particularly timely in light of the recurring financial crisis from the Asian to the current… the chapters on Vanuatu and Singapore are a must read for professionals concerned about development.”
Progress in Development Studies
“Daniel Gay has written a remarkable account of how detailed fieldwork, case studies and thoughtful study of the nature of and approaches in social sciences may interrelate to produce both richer and, at the same time, more modest understanding of the nature and application of development policies than have those, who, trained in mainstream economics, worked within the framework of the Washington Consensus. Gay’s book has vitally important lessons for both development economics and economic theory and practice in general.”
G. C. Harcourt, Jesus College, University of Cambridge
“This innovative volume by a promising young author demonstrates the importance of reflexivity to both the theory and practice of development economics. This is achieved by methodological argument, developing our understanding of the concept of reflexivity at an abstract level. But it is also achieved by application to two case studies, Vanuatu and Singapore. The work is therefore itself an admirable illustration of its own argument for achieving balance between general argument and attention to particular contexts.”
Professor Sheila C. Dow, University of Stirling
Dan Gay holds a PhD in economics, a Masters degree in economics, a Masters degree in political theory and an Honours degree in politics, philosophy and economics.