The Cato Institute’s Professor George Selgin and the Institute of Economic Affairs’ Professor Philip Booth discuss the role of Central Banks during the financial crisis, examples of countries with historically successful free banking policies, and whether or not in 2016 we really need Central Banks. George Selgin is a senior fellow and director of the ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
Professor George Selgin on stability without Central Banks The 2016 Hayek Memorial Lecture, held on 8 June 2016 at Church House Conference Centre, hosted keynote speaker Professor George Selgin, who spoke on the subject "Price Stability and Financial Stability without Central Banks - lessons from the past for the future." Prof George Selgin is a senior fellow ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
Professor William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York Univeristy and Co-Director of the New York University Development Research Institute, was the speaker at the 2015 Annual Hayek Memorial Lecture. He spoke on the topic of "The Tyranny of Experts: Foreign Aid versus Freedom for the World's Poor", and argued that more freedom provides better outcome ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, former Secretary of State for Defence, spoke to ieaTV in the aftermath of his speech on The Road to Honest Money. In this interview, IEA Director General Mark Littlewood tries to tease out some of the theme of his speech, especially his views on the relationship between the Bank of England ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
The Rt Hon Dr Liam Fox MP, former Secretary of State for Defence, spoke at the IEA on The Road to Honest Money. He argues that monetary policies introduced in the aftermath of the Financial Crisis and still in use are associated with some extremely serious risks that are rarely considered by policy makers. Dr Fox ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
Following her address to the 2015 State of the Economy Conference Stephanie Flanders, Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist at JP Morgan Asset Management and former BBC Economics Editor, speaks to ieaTV about the eurozone, the European Central Bank, and how their policies may affect the UK.... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
Andrew Palmer, Business Affairs Editor at The Economist speaks at the firat IEA THINK conference on financial innovation. He argued that innovations in financial products have been the catalyst for stimulating much of the growth in human well-being, and discussed what new innovations – such as peer-to-peer lending – might mean for the future.... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
Just recently, California recognised Bitcoin and other digital currencies as valid forms of payment, and Bitcoin prices surged on this news.  But will digital monies make the breakthrough into the mainstream? KEVIN DOWD is the author of the recent IEA monograph New Private Monies: A Bit-Part Player? Here he argues that whilst Bitcoin may not thrive, the future ... Continue reading
Professor John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, gives the 2014 IEA Hayek Memorial Lecture on "Policy uncertainty and economic growth - lessons from the Great Recession for the US and UK". Professor Taylor's academic fields of expertise ... Continue reading
Monetary Policy
An interview with Professor John B Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University and the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics at Stanford University's Hoover Institution and presenter of this year's Hayek Memorial Lecture, discussing monetary policy, economic history and what Hayek can teach us today. You can watch his 2014 ... Continue reading