Professor Syed Kamall quoted in the Daily Express

The Labour Party are proposing policies which are “rooted in tried-and-failed socialist ideology”, says Professor Syed Kamall, Academic and Research Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Responding to the Shadow Chancellor's speech to Labour Party Conference, Syed said the policies announced - including a reduced working week and cancelling Universal Credit - would “turn ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop on the City A.M. debate pages

It is sad to see the world's oldest travel firm collapse but "this is simply free-market capitalism doing its job" says Julian Jessop, IEA Economics Fellow. Writing the "Yes" side of the City A.M. debate "Was the collapse of Thomas Cook inevitable?", Julian notes that a combination of too much debt, an ill-timed merger, and ... Continue reading

Andy Mayer writes for The Times

What can game theory tell us about Boris Johnson's Brexit plans? asks Andy Mayer, Chief Operation Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs, in the Sunday Times. Andy explains how game theory can be used to show how people arrive at sub-optimal outcomes while acting in their own interests. However, people are not perfectly rational ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

"Market-oriented economies produce better results than centrally-planned, socialist systems" but you wouldn't know that from the march of Green parties across Europe, writes Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General, in his fortnightly column for The Times. Mark argues free-marketeers should adapt and hone capitalism to provide the right incentives for a greener world. Market liberals need to ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for the Daily Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, IEA Director-General, writes for the Daily Telegraph on inequality and the recent IFS report suggesting rising inequality in Britain will lead to a breakdown in support for democractic capitalism. If you focus on the differences in the lives of the rich and the poor, you are going to find some startling variations. But ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Rebecca Lowe writes for CapX

Rebecca Lowe, Director of FREER and IEA Research Fellow has written for CapX on how Brexit represents the missed opportunities to come together in the name of values. In the article Rebecca argues that for too long, our political focus has been technocratic. It has been solely on consequences. On outcomes. On metrics. There is, ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times Business

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Times Business on free market capitalism and how it has improved our lives. Never has there been more compelling evidence of the overwhelming benefits of free market capitalism. In the past three decades, the global spread of free enterprise and the ... Continue reading

Professor Philip Booth writes for CapX

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs,  has written an article for CapX on the moral case for free markets. Good policy depends on a well-informed population. The contribution of business to the formation of the intellectual climate is important. Businesses have a social responsibility to ensure that they do not ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews is referenced by The Telegraph

Kate Andrews, Associate Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in an article by The Telegraph on foreign aid spending, off the back of her appearance on Question Time. DfID’s ring-fenced foreign spend now exceeds the amount that goes on policing in England and Wales, a point made well on BBC Question Time ... Continue reading