The IEA is quoted on Bloomberg

The IEA has been quoted on Bloomberg on the latest analysis on executive pay. Fat Cat Friday is a gimmick heavily reliant on stoking public hostility to get companies to reduce salaries at the top. It ignores the fact that CEOs’ roles are becoming more important and that their decisions can make or break a company, ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood comments in the Independent

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Independent on the High Pay Centre’s analysis of executive pay. In the article Mark argues that the concept of 'super talent' is not myth. In our globalised economy, CEOs’ roles are indeed becoming more important as their decisions can make or break ... 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 the High Pay Centre's analysis of executive pay. In the article Mark argues that Fat Cat Friday is a gimmick. Driving down chief executives' wages will not help workers and will reduce tax revenue. Read the full article ... Continue reading

IEA reacts to High Pay Centre analysis of executive pay

Commenting on the High Pay Centre's analysis of executive pay released today, Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs said: “'Fat Cat Friday' is a gimmick heavily reliant on stoking public hostility as a means of pressuring companies to lower salaries at the top end. "But this tactic stems from two false ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop comments in the Financial Times

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist at the Institute of Economic Affairs has commented in the Financial Times on the gender pay gap. In the article Julian argues there is only anecdotal evidence that gender pay gap reporting had helped to inform discussions about pay at some companies. If we do find that the GPG has narrowed [in ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The French ‘Gilets Jaunes’ started their protests a month ago and since then the global media landscape has interpreted their actions and demands in a million ways. News outlets representing all political angles have found something that they can love or hate about the protests. Macron became the punching bag of conservatives and socialists alike. ... Continue reading
Labour Market
The BBC has published a thought-provoking article by Rianna Croxford on pay gaps in academia, based on months of freedom of information requests and interviews. The striking headline is that ‘black and Arab academics at the UK’s top universities earn an average 26% less than white colleagues’. But a closer look quickly reveals some of the familiar ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop talks to BBC Radio 4

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist and Head of the Brexit Unit of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in a BBC Radio 4 Program on trade. Asked whether the 'build it in Britain" approach would help protect jobs, Julian said; “The problem with that approach is that you're talking about protecting existing jobs. If we ... Continue reading

Madeline Grant debates on City A.M.

Madeline Grant, Editorial Manager for the Institute of Economic Affairs, has taken part in a debate on City A.M. over unpaid internships. Madeline argued: New rules wouldn’t result in more paid internships, but fewer opportunities overall. Many employers will decide that the costs of offering work experience outweigh the benefits. In a job market already ... Continue reading