Education
The IEA’s Head of Education Dr Steve Davies and News Editor Kate Andrews discuss how farming technology is revolutionising our world. Although current discussions of the future of tech tend to focus on AI, automation and robotics, Steve explains how recent advancements in farming offer solutions some of the key crises of our time – ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
Archbishop Justin Welby recently wrote an article in the Financial Times on the back of a report by left-of-centre think tank IPPR, to which he had put his name. The article was widely reported as an attack on capitalism. In fact, it is rather difficult to say what his policy prescriptions were. He called for more housing ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
So the Left is finally talking about Venezuela again. That is a good thing. For about a decade, large sections of the Left were in the grip of Venezuelamania. We would not hear the end of it. Venezuela’s version of socialism was their shining example, the model which the rest of the world should emulate. When the country’s meltdown could ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment
Many people believe that Brexit will be bad for the environment. The EU has major responsibilities in this policy area, and it is feared that, after Brexit, policy priorities will be realigned. In the UK, Green movements tend to be pro-EU. For example, the Green Party strongly supports EU membership, though sometimes their philosophy is ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on why the British Gas price hike does not mean we need more government intervention. In her article Kate argues that many of the regulations implemented in recent years are related to green energy policies. While combating CO2 emissions is ... Continue reading

Philip Booth writes for the Acton Institute

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for the Acton Institute on whether or not free trade will help the environment after Brexit. In his article Philip makes the point that the record of the EU when it comes to environmental matters is not good. The Common Agricultural Policy ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
One of the few but crucial advantages that economists have over others in attempting to navigate the world is the recognition that the optimal amount of a ‘bad’ – such as pollution, crime, and obnoxious advertising – is rarely zero. This is at first a shocking statement – how could one dare suggest that it ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Jamie Whyte appears on The Jeremy Vine show

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on The Jeremy Vine show to discuss farming subsidies. In the interview Jamie discusses the New Zealand example where they scrapped farming subsidies and what effect that had. Subsidies actually ended up having quite perverse effects - because farmers were paid for the ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Jamie Whyte appears on The Today Programme

Jamie Whyte, Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Radio 4's Today Programme to discuss farming subsidies and whether or not they should be scrapped. In the interview Jamie makes the case that subsidies should be scrapped for agricultural production as they were in New Zealand because this did farmers ... Continue reading
Energy and Environment

Julian Jessop comments in City AM

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in City AM on the proposed energy price cap. In the article Julian argues that a cap would likely backfire with companies finding some way around them: either by pushing prices higher now in anticipation of the cap; by increasing their lower prices ... Continue reading