Only highlights since the year 2000 are given here. This update 16 September 2012
3 May 2012: An audio talk by Professor Rober Shiller at the London School of Economics, in which Social Policy Bonds are briefly mentioned, is available here.
18 April 2012: Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University, mentions Social Policy Bonds in his new book Finance and the Good Society. He also mentions the concept in a Huffington Post article. It's the eighth of his Ten Ways Finance Can Be a Force for Good in Society, and is also mentioned in a short profile piece about Professor Shiller here.
5 March 2011: My book on Social Policy Bonds is now available from createspace.
18 June 2010: I met Toby Eccles, of Social Finance, a think-tank in London, to discuss Social Policy Bonds and Social Impact Bonds.
15 June 2010: I was interviewed about Social Policy Bonds (and other subjects) on a live local community radio show in Wales.
9 March 2010: the Social Policy Bonds blog has changed address. It can now be found here.
17 May 2009: the Social Policy Bonds blog is now available on Kindle for a small monthly subscription.
6 January 2006: Mike Linksvayer nominated the Social Policy Bonds blog as his best policy blog of 2005.
16 November 2005: an article about Climate Stability Bonds appeared in the New Zealand Herald, Auckland. (A slightly updated version appeared on 13 December in the Dominion Post, Wellington.)
29 January 2005: my letter about applying Social Policy Bonds to the eradication of third world poverty appears in the online edition of the Economist.
1 July 2003: Robert Shiller, Professor of Economics at Yale University, included a reference to Social Policy Bonds in his new book The New Financial Order. He also included a link to Social Policy Bonds, with other links of interest, on his web page for readers of the book.
28 February 2003: I presented a paper on Climate Stability Bonds to a conference organised by the Institute of Public Affairs, in Melbourne. Click here to see my Powerpoint presentation (ten frames).
September 2002: the Institute of Economic Affairs, London, published Better than Kyoto: Climate Stability Bonds; an article about applying the bond concept to climate change, in its journal Economic Affairs.
April 2002: I presented a paper on the application of the Social Policy Bond concept to the environment to a meeting of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) in Paris. The accompanying 11-frame Powerpoint presentation can be found here.
September 2000: the Institute of Economic Affairs, London, published Injecting incentives into the solution of social problems, in its journal Economic Affairs. Earlier that year I gave a talk about Social Policy Bonds at the Institute.