Julian Jessop appears on the BBC Daily Politics Show

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the BBC Daily Politics to discuss the economic impact of Brexit. In the interview Julian argues that its reasonable to assume that the government wants to reach a position where tariffs are unilaterally eliminated. We would want to have a comprehensive free ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on Fox News

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on Fox News to discuss Brexit and its potential impact on the global economy. In the interview Mark argues that the closer we promise to stay to the EU and follow their rules and regulations in a whole number of areas, the more ... Continue reading

Philip Booth appears on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze

Philip Booth, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Moral Maze to discuss religious orthodoxy versus liberal values. In the interview Philip makes the case that there seems to be an increasing intolerance of religious institutions and freedom of association based on a religious tradition and we're ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Radio Wales

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Wales to discuss minimum alcohol pricing. In the interview Chris argues that there will be unintended consequences to introducing a minimum price on alcohol. It's likely to prompt a swing away from cider to spirits, perhaps a swing ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Julian Jessop appears on BBC Radio 4 Today Programme

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4 Today programme to discuss the independent report on the UK economy post-Brexit. In the interview Julian explains that they have worked out the model the Treasury are using and made three important changes. Their models have abandoned the dodgy ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Julian Jessop is quoted in The Mail Online

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted on the Mail Online following the release of the independent report on the UK economy post-Brexit. The article quotes the report's findings that official forecasts of a major hit to the economy from leaving the EU are flawed. It challenges leaked Whitehall analysis ... Continue reading
Tax and Fiscal Policy

Diego Zuluaga writes for CapX

Diego Zuluaga, Head of Financial Services at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's comments on the finance industry. In the article Diego argues that contrary to Corbyn's preconceptions, there is no difference between the financial economy and the real economy. Finance emerged and has developed to enable ... Continue reading
Education

Len Shackleton appears on BBC Radio 4's World at One

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4's World at One to discuss maintenance loans and higher education. In the interview Len argues that the advantage of maintenance loans is that they're forward looking. How much you pay back depends on what you earn in later ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant writes for CapX

Madeline Grant, Digital Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on the gender pay gap. In her article Madeline argues that to many of us, the pursuit of un-achievable goals like the elimination of "gaps" is not what progress looks like - yet policy makes seem obsessed with it. By fixating ... Continue reading

Len Shackleton comments in The Sunday Times

Len Shackleton, Editorial Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in The Sunday Times commenting on employment vacancies in the UK. In the article Len argues that the idea of a skills shortage is a difficult one for economists. You wonder about stories saying we need more people to pick strawberries ... Continue reading