Did Government Invent the Internet? Scientific and Technological Progress on the Free Market In response to concerns about a slowdown in scientific and technological advance, scholars and policymakers have highlighted the role of the state in supporting and conducting research and development. These voices call for stronger government support for innovation, along with stricter antitrust ... Continue reading
​On Tuesday 23rd February, from 18:00 – 19:00 GMT, the Institute of Economic Affairs hosted a discussion with Lord Hannan of Kingsclere for an episode of our In Conversation series with senior figures across public life. The IEA Director General, Mark Littlewood, chaired the discussion. Dan Hannan was the former Conservative Member of the European ... Continue reading
In this video, Emma Revell, IEA Head of Public Affairs, speaks to Nick King, Research Fellow at the Centre for Policy Studies. Nick recently co-wrote a paper with Jake Berry, Conservative MP for Rossendale and Darwen, former Northern Powerhouse Minister, and Chair of the Northern Research Group, which called for a ‘Northern Big Bang’ which ... Continue reading
This video is a recording from one of the IEA's Academic Webinars held in collaboration with the Vinson Centre. In this webinar, Pierre Garello analyses whether repealing competition law is the right thing to do - looking at recent attempts of regulators to control the behaviour of new platform businesses. Pierre Garello is currently Professor ... Continue reading
Mike Graham, Talk Radio Host told Live with Littlewood that Government just gets in the way when it comes to economic recovery post COVID-19. Mike talks on the excessive government regulation the UK has faced in the last year. This clip is part of a Live with Littlewood episode. If you enjoyed this clip, check ... Continue reading
The Rt Hon David Davis MP explains to Mark Littlewood why he's optimistic about the future. David explains that in his opinion the success of liberal, capitalist democracies have created an environment in which we all experience much greater lives than our predecessors, and how beneficial capitalism has been at lifting incredible amounts of people ... Continue reading
Has the NHS been the standout health care provider during the pandemic? Has the UK fared badly with COVID-19 due to it's dependence on China? Or the British state being hollowed out by austerity? Kristian Niemietz outlines why all three of these suggestions are incorrect in his new IEA report 'Viral Myths: Why we risk ... Continue reading
Recently the Economist published an article entitled “How the pandemic reversed old migration patterns in Europe”. According to the author, in 2020 Europe saw a great reverse migration, as those who had sought work abroad returned home. In this video, IEA Head of Media Emily Carver asks Dr Kristian Niemietz, IEA Head of Political Economy ... Continue reading
On Tuesday 9th February, The Institute of Economic Affairs is delighted to host a discussion with The Rt Hon David Davis MP for the latest episode of our In Conversation series with senior figures across public life. IEA Director General, Mark Littlewood, will chair the discussion. David Davis has been the Member of Parliament for ... Continue reading