Economic Theory
Socialists claim that previous versions of socialism went wrong because of external constraints, or because it happened in the wrong place, or because the wrong people took over, and so on. Fair enough. Let’s do a thought experiment, then, in which we just assume all those factors away. Let’s do a thought experiment of a ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Despite showing good signs of health for the first time in a long time, people continue to feel anxious about the state of the world's economy. Interviewed by the IEA's Kate Andrews, Head of Education Dr Steve Davies explains what he believes to be the two-folded reason for this: First, the insecurity of China's banking ... Continue reading
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
THINK 2016: In Conversation with Prof. Tyler Cowen --- Tyler Cowen is Holbert L. Harris Professor of Economics at George Mason University and also Director of the Mercatus Center. He received his PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1987. His book The Great Stagnation: How America Ate the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got ... Continue reading
Watch Dr Abby Hall Blanco deliver her THINK 2016 speech on "Economics and War". --- What can economics tell us about war and how can we understand it better through the lens of economics? Is war not simply anti-economic activity par excellence? Does an economic approach to understanding war and conflict suggest ways of avoiding ... Continue reading
Watch Prof David Friedman deliver the THINK 2016 keynote address on the "Future Imperfect". What kinds of transformative technologies are likely or possible in the near future? How will they affect us and our relations with government? Will they enhance and extend individual freedom or threaten it – or may they do both? What are ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Peter Boettke, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at George Mason University and Director of the F.A. Hayek Program for Advanced Study in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics at the Mercatus Center at GMU, disucsses his newest book "Living Economics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow" at the IEA. He argues that in the 21st Century, economics is something that everyone ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
The Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Liberal Democrat Health Spokesman and former Minister of Health, sits down with Sam Collins, Policy Advisor to the Director General, to discuss liberalism, the size of the state and individual health budgets.... Continue reading