Watch Paul Ormerod's introduction to behavioural economics at our THINK 2016 conference! --- What exactly is ‘behavioural economics’ and what are its main insights? Should it lead us to be sceptical of politics and government as well as markets, in fact generally sceptical about claims for rationality and knowledge? How useful is it and can ... Continue reading
Watch the Manhattan Institute's Jared Meyer discuss the sharing economy at THINK 2016! --- What exactly is ‘the sharing economy’ and is that a good name for it? Why has it appeared now? What are its implications for the way we live and work, regulation and government, employment and the structure of business? Are we ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Watch Prof Pauline Dixon discuss “The Economics of International Aid” at our 2016 THINK conference! --- Why do we have international aid? On balance is it beneficial or not? How could we make it more effective and what are the traps to avoid? Are there alternatives to aid that are actually more effective? If we ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Watch our THINK 2016 panel discussion "Europe - What Happens Next?" with Diego Zuluaga, Dr Mikko Arevuo, Yioryos Makedonis, Prof. Philip Booth (Chair). --- This has not been an easy year for Europe – from the troubles in Greece, to the refugee crisis, to the rise in populist groups all across the continent. We have ... Continue reading
Watch Daniel Ben-Ami, Jimmy McLoughlin, and Dr Steve Davies (Chair) take part in our THINK 2016 panel: “How Life As We Know It Is Changing” --- Has innovation tailed off or are we at the start of a series of transformations? What can we look forward to from science, technology and business? Will we all ... Continue reading
Watch the IEA's Dr Steve Davies open our THINK 2016 conference: “The Free Market in Action and The Morality of Economics” --- Ever since Carlyle dubbed it ‘the dismal science’ economics has been represented as an apology for venal and immoral conduct. Is this true or a total misrepresentation? What is the morality of markets ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Watch Prof. Bryan Caplan discuss “The Economics of Immigration” at the 2016 THINK conference! --- How does economic thinking lead us to view human migration? Why is this so different from much contemporary popular discourse? What is the way we should think about the current wave of migration around the world and how does it ... Continue reading