Keith Crawford

Keith Crawford

Keith Crawford

Keith Crawford is a doctor of law and economics, a qualified barrister, and a retired British naval officer. An Economics and Social Research Council doctoral scholar and first of his call to the bar, he taught corporate law and banking regulation at Sciences Po and has spoken at conferences from Toronto to Lecce to Joongbu. He has written for journals, collections of academic writing and newspapers including The Economist.

With the arrival of his first child in 2014 he decided to try the stay-at-home Dad thing and write stories. As a disabled veteran he is passionate about social justice; as a geek he likes literary fantasy and speculative fiction. His first novel is doing the rounds with friends and family, he writes plays when he thinks no-one is looking, and his short stories have been listed or published by organisations including the Atlantis Short Story Competition, The Fowey Festival, Words for the Wounded and Monkey Kettle. Keith blogs at

Selected Bibliography:

The Law and Economics of Orderly and Effective Insolvency, Doctoral Thesis (2014)

Lecture Theatre: Echoes of the Palais de Justice in Legal Education”, Simon J, Temple N, Tobe R (eds), Architecture and Justice: Judicial Matters in the Public Realm, Ashgate (2013), ISBN 978-1-4094-3173-2

The Paradoxical Relationship between Econometric Effectiveness and Legal Certainty” (Feb 2011), Osgoode CLPE Research Paper No 5/2011, Vol 7 No 1 p2-16

Robert Peston Ate My Bank: How Perceptions of Risk, Failure and Insolvency Created the Northern Rock Bank Crisis, (Aug 2008)