Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on advertising regulation and gender equality. In her article Kate argues that protectionist measures, regardless of who they're aimed at, cannot be tolerated in a free and liberal society. We are all aware - especially women - that we no ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews appears on Unherd's podcast

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has joined Unherd's weekly podcast to discuss Roy Moore and Brexit. In the podcast Kate argues that so much of the last week on Brexit has been about politics. The Prime Minister had to play a very difficult political game, trying to please the soft ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant writes for Conservative Home

Madeline Grant, Digital Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Conservative Home following Giles Coren critique of Jane Austen. In her article Madeline argues that Coren's piece speaks to a much wider misreading. Economists are leading the way in giving Austen's work the serious, socio-political examination it deserves. These works are deeply ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Newsnight

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Newsnight to discuss his new book Killjoys. In the segment Chris argues that tolerance is out and coercive paternalism is back in, calling itself "public health". Never in history have we had less reason to panic about our health. ... Continue reading

Richard Wellings comments in The Telegraph Business

Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in The Telegraph Business today on the recent calls for rail renationalisation. In the article Richard argues that the current system is a sham privatisation because free market economics barely feature. It is highly rigged. The Department for Transport sets the terms ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss the national minimum wage. In the interview Mark argues that these companies must be on the right side of the law and if they're not they should be punished. But in total, the entire amount handed ... Continue reading
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Kate Andrews appears on BBC Question Time

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on the BBC Question Time panel. On Brexit becoming a pantomime: There are pros and cons to any vote, particularly one of this magnitude. If you decide to stay in the single market and the customs union you are cutting yourself off from ... Continue reading

Diego Zuluaga writes for Conservative Home

Diego Zuluaga, Head of Financial Services and Tech Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for Conservative Home on the taxi and private hire vehicle market. In the article Diego argues that in order to thrive in a changed environment, London black cabs need to become their own 'platform', meaning a distinctive brand ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop appears on BBC Radio 5 Live

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss discrimination in the workplace. In the interview Julian observes that the concern is that if you employ a young woman of childbearing age, you might lose them for a certain period between 6-12 months. There are ... Continue reading

Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City AM

Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM in their debate column on provision of free childcare. In the article Nerissa argues that subsidising childcare for non-working parents as well as working ones will not fix the problem of high childcare costs. Unshackling carers from onerous regulations and ... Continue reading