New IEA research features in City AM

A new IEA report out today which proposes that the UK should adopt an Icelandic-style fisheries policy has featured in City AM. The report makes the case for a tradeable quota system in which fishing boats are allocated a share of the annual total allowable fish to catch, which would encourage property rights similar to … Continue reading “Tradeable quota systems for fishermen will boost sustainability”
Regulation

New IEA report features in The Times

A new IEA report that looks at what the UK fisheries policy should be outside of the EU has featured in The Times today. The report suggests that the government should use leaving the European Union as an opportunity to introduce Icelandic-style tradeable quotes for fishermen. This would mean fishermen have an incentive not to … Continue reading “British fishermen need Iceland-style quotas”
Government and Institutions

Mark Littlewood writes for The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph about the Liberal Democrat Party and their future. In his article Mark argues that the Liberal Democrats’ prescriptions for society’s problems are just not liberal – they are in fact incredibly conservative. Tim Farron claims his party is in favour … Continue reading “The Lib Dems are irrelevant because they are not truly liberal”

Ryan Bourne writes for City AM

Ryan Bourne, Head of Public Policy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on Uber’s surge pricing mechanism. In his article Ryan argues that contrary to popular belief, Uber’s surge is not an example of greedy profiteering and actually helps in cases like emergencies. It deters those who don’t urgently need … Continue reading “Uber’s surge shows the importance of market forces”
Energy and Environment

Philip Booth comments in the Daily Express

Philip Booth, Academic and Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Express on the Hinkley Point decision. In the article Philip Booth argues that the decision to go ahead with Hinkley is a bad move. It is an unnecessarily expensive way of producing electricity, which will unfairly force up … Continue reading “Hinkley will force up prices for consumers”
Housing and Planning

Dr Kristian Niemietz appears on BBC Radio Scotland

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio Scotland to discuss the IEA’s new report on rent controls. In the interview Kristian argues that imposing rent controls have always exacerbated housing supply problems when they have been tried before. High rents are a consequence … Continue reading “Imposing rent controls has always ended in failure”
Housing and Planning

Dr Kristian Niemietz writes for City AM

Dr Kristian Niemietz, Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM following the release of his new IEA report critiquing the CWU’s rent controls proposals. In the article Kristian argues that rents are high in the UK because rental properties are in high demand and short supply. … Continue reading “Rent controls are not the solution to the housing crisis”
Transport

IEA research features on the Sky News website

IEA research on the HS2 project has been referenced on the Sky News website which reports the rail link is over budget and facing delay. In the article the IEA’s research which found that the estimated the cost of HS2 could surge to £80 billion is quoted, and how the project defies economic logic. Read … Continue reading “Cost of HS2 may well rise to £80 billion”
Transport

IEA research features in the Daily Mail

The IEA’s research on HS2 has been referenced in the Daily Mail today in an article written by Simon Jenkins which calls HS2 a ‘political vanity project’. In the article Jenkins quotes the IEA’s research which found that the predicted cost of HS2 would be over double what the government has projected, potentially costing the … Continue reading “HS2 is a political vanity project”

Mark Littlewood comments in City AM

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented on the front page of City AM today on the Mayor of London’s new proposals that will provide support for black cabs. In the article Mark argues that the Mayor should be levelling the playing field by reducing regulation, not heaping more on. … Continue reading “Mayor of London should not be picking winners in taxi market”