Shanker Singham writes for Brexit Central

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Brexit Central on the House of Lords vote on the customs union earlier this week. The members of the House of Lords who voted on Wednesday for the customs union amendment have sought to impose constraints on the UK trade negotiator. ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham writes for The Telegraph

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for The Telegraph. The Commonwealth is uniquely positioned to play a part in solving these global problems. It is an alignment of nations centred on concepts such as the rule of law and more likely to subscribe to similar philosophies and broad ... Continue reading
David Ricardo, the classical economist has been dead for nearly 200 years – but his insights and theories remain immeasurably valuable today. Ricardo was, in many ways, an unlikely economist. Born into a large Sephardic Jewish family, he received little formal education, instead joining his father on the London Stock Exchange at the age of ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

New IEA report features in the Financial Times

A new briefing from the Institute of Economic Affairs on the Commonwealth has featured in the Financial Times. The article references the report's call for UK farmers to better integrate  into global supply chains, which they have been out of during the 40 years of EU membership. While UK agriculture has struggled inside the customs ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham writes for Brexit Central

Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA's International Trade and Competition Unit has written for Brexit Central following the release of his report on the Commonwealth. The direction of travel of global regulation is negative. Countries are embracing more local content laws and regulations that force foreign firms to use local content if they want to ... Continue reading

Commonwealth countries must work together to remove barriers to economic growth

Summary:  On April 16th, Commonwealth Heads of State will meet in London at the start of the UK’s chairmanship of the CHOGM process (which ends in 2020). While it is coincidental that this timing directly overlaps with the UK’s exit from the European Union, many in the UK have turned their focus back onto the ... Continue reading

IEA releases report ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

Today, ahead of the meeting of Commonwealth Heads of Government, the Institute of Economic Affairs is calling for Commonwealth countries to make a more collective effort to reduce trade barriers, and champion liberalisation in order to kick-start global economic growth once again. The global economy is facing a systemic pattern of low economic growth which ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions

Kate Andrews appears on Question Time

Kate Andrews, News Editor at the Institute of Economic Affairs has appeared on BBC Question Time alongside Jo Johnson MP, Barry Gardiner MP, Jonathan Freedland and Nicola Horlick. On Syria: Kate argue that countries such as the UK, US and France must come together with a strong, tactical solution of Syria. But to respond to ... Continue reading

Nerissa Chesterfield writes for City AM

Nerissa Chesterfield, Communications Officer at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on our foreign aid budget. Rather than blindly sending cheques (which conveniently absolve us of any responsibility to actually address difficult issues such as the undermining of democracy in certain parts of the world), the UK government should consider following ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews appears on BBC Radio 4's The Long View

Kate Andrews appeared on BBC Radio 4's The Long View to discuss Trump's new tariffs on steel and aluminium. On the programme, Kate argued that trade wars tend to end terribly for all parties involved. While it is not clear that Trump will escalate to a full-blown trade war - he has already rolled back ... Continue reading