Richard Wellings is quoted in the Financial Times

Dr Richard Wellings, Head of Transport at the Institute of Economic Affairs has been quoted in the Financial Times on HS2. In the article Richard argues that the government's cost-benefit analysis of HS2 - which estimates it will provide £2.20 of economic benefit for every £1 spent - highlights a poor return on investment. By ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for The Times

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times on Trump's presidency so far and in particular, his tax reforms. In her article Kate argues that arguably most of Trump's promises could be delivered, at least in the short term, if he succeeds with tax reform. Giving companies incentives ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Before reading this article, I would like you to ask yourself, “Have poverty and inequality in the world increased, decreased, or stayed about the same in the last 30 years?” I am asking these questions in the context of a huge range of books published in recent years dealing with inequality, most notably Thomas Piketty’s. And ... Continue reading
Education
The publication of A-level results always occurs at a time when Parliament is out and not much is happening, consequently, it gets a big chunk of news coverage. And in most years there is controversy, with angry words from teachers’ unions, threats from some poor duty member of the opposition and a parade of anguished ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Two reports published in the last few days have advocated the benefits of free trade. You might have expected them to be well received by the economics commentariat. In fact, many responses have been sceptical, with some downright hostile. What on earth has gone wrong? The first paper, written by Prof Kevin Dowd and published ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Daily Mail

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Daily Mail on Britain's mounting debt. In the article Mark argues that these figures now amount to more than a generation of government squandering. Getting the public finances under control is paramount to the health of the wider economy. With continuous ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon appears on BBC Sunday Morning Live

Chris Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Sunday Morning Live to discuss equality at work and the gender pay gap. In the interview Chris argues that while the gender pay gap exists it is tremendously misrepresented - it is not down to endemic sexism in the ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Jamie Whyte writes for The Telegraph

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following the release of the IEA's latest report on trade policy post-Brexit. In his article Jamie argues that if governments genuinely sought free trade, there would be nothing to negotiate. Each would simply refrain from creating any barriers to trade. ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA research features in City AM

New IEA research which looks at what the UK’s trade policy should be post-Brexit has featured in City AM. The article references the report’s argument that a failure to strike a trade deal with the EU would not be a "disaster" for the UK. Instead, Britain should focus on  securing a policy that would enable ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

IEA research features on Sky News website

New IEA research which looks at what the UK’s trade policy should be post-Brexit has featured on the Sky News website. The article references the report's argument that a trade deal with the EU following Britain's exit from the bloc is desirable but not essential. The possibility of no deal being forged with the EU ... Continue reading