Mark Littlewood writes for The Telegraph

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for The Telegraph on the benefits of capitalism. In his article Mark argues that by focusing almost entirely on how we should slice up the available pie, we often pay scant regard to how we are preventing the growth of future pies by ... Continue reading
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Shanker Singham writes for Conservative Home

Shanker Singham, Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs' International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Conservative Home on agricultural policy post-Brexit. In the article Shanker argues that There are only two trade policy ways to curb food price inflation in the event of No Deal, hence the Secretary of State’s statements.  Either the ... 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 Venezuela. On most measurements, spending — as a proportion of national income — in Britain is about the same as it is in Venezuela. At some point, there will be an economic downturn — or crash — and ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on why the case should be made for lowering the highest rate of income tax. With the tax burden at a 50 year high, there is almost always a case to be made for lowering tax. This certainly applies to ... Continue reading

Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX

Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for CapX on Venezuela's collapse. Venezuela’s economic crisis started years before those very minor sanctions were even discussed. The economy already contracted in 2009 and 2010, which prompted then-president Hugo Chavez to declare an “economic war” against the “fatherland-less bourgeoisie”, who he accused ... Continue reading

Amy Horscroft writes for City AM

Amy Horscroft, Development Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the company Dyson's move to Singapore. There is a lesson to be learned from Dyson’s move, but it’s not one that fits into Brexit doomsday scenarios. Instead, the decision sheds light on where the UK needs to improve to ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on the current tax burden and what needs to be done to ease it. In her article Kate argues that while the tax burden might be sky-high, so is the debt burden – an estimated £1.8 trillion. Money spent is ... Continue reading

The IEA reacts to Oxfam's inequality report

Commenting on Oxfam's Its Public Good or Private Wealth? report on inequality, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs Kate Andrews said:  "Oxfam's findings misrepresent poverty and how it is most commonly understood. Once again, the charity has rolled out headlines that fly in the face of everything else we know about human progress and income improvements. "Despite being a ... 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