Michael Green is an economist and author. His books, written with Matthew Bishop, deal with the big economic trends in the world, with a particular interest in how capitalism can better serve people and planet. He was formerly a senior official in the British Government where he worked in aid and development. Prior to that he worked in Poland, teaching economics at Warsaw University and as a freelance journalist. He is a graduate of St Peter's College, University of Oxford. Michael lives in London. He is the author of IN GOLD WE TRUST? The Future of Money in an Age of Uncertainty (The Economist / Amazon Kindle Singles, March 2012 – co-written with The Economist’s Matthew Bishop).