Julian Jessop writes for the Times Red Box

The IEA's Chief Economist Julian Jessop has written for the Times Red Box on his predictions for the Prime Minister's Florence speech. Julian notes that an offer to continue the UK’s contributions until the end of the current EU budget period in 2020 would be consistent with the €20bn being mooted in the press. The EU ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews writes for CityAM

The IEA's News Editor Kate Andrews has written for CityAM, arguing that Brexit 'tunnel vision' has turned it from being the main agenda item to the only agenda item. Kate argues that issues affecting people’s day-to-day lives are not being given the attention they deserve. Whether it be the Liberal Democrats (whose party conference earlier this ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The Rt Hon Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development and member of the Free Enterprise Group, discusses the role of capitalism in improving peoples' lives around the world, and the future of free markets in British politics. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTubechannel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iealondon FOLLOW US on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iealondon LIKE US on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ieauk/ LEARN ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
My report A Trade Policy for a Brexited Britain, published by the Institute of Economic Affairs last month, had a short section on EU tariffs. I gave the example of how in October last year EU tariffs on orange imports were quintupled from 3.2 percent to 16 percent. This example has been challenged by some on the Remain side, ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Last week, I spoke on Sky News about the cap on public sector pay rises. The Guardian columnist Owen Jones was on the segment with me. When I asked him how he thought the government’s deficit should be reduced, he replied that high earners should be asked to pay more tax. I objected to his ... Continue reading
The left has a problem with public choice economics. The basis of public choice economics is that we should not assume that there are two types of human person. That is, we should not assume that people can act in their own self-interest in markets but that they always act in the general public interest ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
The IEA’s video clip ‘Has ‘real socialism’ ever been tried?’, released three months ago, seems to have struck a chord. So far, it has been watched 37,900 times on Facebook, plus 5,300 times on YouTube, and who knows how many times on Twitter and on our own website. Had this video been released a couple ... Continue reading
As we approach the beginning of university terms, it appears that nobody is happy with the current system of financing higher education. Peter Ainsworth for the IEA has suggested a wholly new system which would make universities fully financially accountable for the financial success of their students, whilst Jeremy Corbyn would write off student debt ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews joins BBC News to review the papers

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has appeared on BBC News to review the papers. In the programme topics discussed included the possible move for the Bank of England to raise interest rates; the Grenfell tower inquiry; the Royal Navy's budget; France and Germany's request to suspend the EU's passport free ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop writes for The Telegraph

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph following Jean-Claude Juncker's annual State of the Union speech to the European Parliament. In his article Julian argues that unfortunately, at every point Juncker's instinct - and that of most Eurocrats - is to push for the EU to do ... Continue reading