Alan gained a Bachelors Degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in Development Studies from the University of East Anglia.
He was fully involved with the International Baccalaureate Economics programme from 1971, teaching IB Economics full-time for 30 of those years, as Head of Department at the UWC of the Atlantic, Wales; Lester B Pearson UWC of the Pacific, Canada; Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Laroverket, Sweden; and St. Clares, England. Alan was an IB Examiner from 1981 to 1996, Acting Chief Examiner for one year and a Deputy Chief Examiner for five years.
During those years he was involved in all stages of exam setting, marking and moderating and led IB teacher workshops in economics all over the world. From 1994 as an independent author and publisher he produced resource materials for the use of students and teachers. Alan died in March 2010.
Alan introduced his son, Jacob, to IB economics at Atlantic College. Jacob went on to gain a first-class Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of East Anglia, and an MPhil in Economics from the University of Oxford.
For nearly 20 years – whilst working for consultancy firms PricewaterhouseCoopers and LECG, and also for UK government competition authorities and regulators – Jacob has used economic and statistical tools to resolve scores of business and public policy issues. His areas of expertise are economic appraisal, competition policy, economic modelling, policy review and economic research. Jacob was co-author and tutor for a postgraduate Competition Policy course set up by the UK’s anti-trust authorities and economic regulators from 2000-2007.
Jacob took over the day-to-day management of Glanville Books in July 2009, and subsequently worked alongside his father to prepare the revised second and third editions of economics from a global perspective.
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