Trade, Development, and Immigration

Professor Syed Kamall writes for Conservative Home

As we head towards the final Brexit deadline, it's still possible that there may be a No Deal Brexit, writes the IEA's Academic and Research Director Professor Syed Kamall. Writing for Conservative Home, Syed argues that while the UK leaving the EU without a trade deal may be less preferable for many, it allows both ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
The UK has ditched the 0.7% of national income foreign-aid target after eight years of spending at this level. But where did the target come from? The target, set by the UN, popped out of an economic model in 1969, although attempts at re-estimating it in 2007 using modern data produced a very different figure ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Mark Littlewood, Director-General of the Institute of Economic Affairs, speaks to Tony Abbott, former Prime Minister of Australia and adviser to the UK Board of Trade, about the future of UK and global free trade. The conversation centres around the newly created UK Board of Trade and its role in delivering economic growth and prosperity ... Continue reading
Responding to the news that the UK has signed a Free Trade Agreement with Japan, IEA Academic and Research Director Professor Syed Kamall said:  "Not only does the UK-Japan trade deal offer new opportunities for UK firms to sell more British products and services to Japanese consumers, thereby sustaining and creating jobs, it also makes ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
If you’ve heard of the long running trade dispute between Airbus and Boeing, you might be forgiven for thinking it is only of interest to both companies as well as to trade and commercial aviation nerds. However, the rivalry between the world's two largest manufacturers of commercial aircraft has the potential to damage companies in ... Continue reading
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Summary Covid–19 is provoking a major reorientation of the foreign policy of the US and Europe. At the heart of this is their changing relationship with China. Before the Coronavirus there were concerns over the actions of the Chinese government, but the pandemic has given rise to fears of a new Cold War. These fears ... Continue reading
– Fears are rising that we are at the foothills of a “new Cold War”; – Covid-19 is provoking a major reorientation of our foreign policy. At the heart of this is our changing relationship with China; – We risk fundamentally misunderstanding China’s motivations because our assumptions are out of date: unlike the USSR it ... Continue reading
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Post-pandemic prospects for global trade

Summary The World Trade Organization has predicted that global trade in goods will drop by between 13 and 32 per cent in 2020 as a result of the pandemic. The last time trade volumes dropped substantially, during the financial crisis of 2008, they recovered – but not at pre-crisis rates of growth. Before the current ... Continue reading
The current economic slowdown has exposed the potential fragility of global supply chains and exacerbated concerns over trading with China, says new briefing paper. The World Trade Organization has predicted that global trade in goods will drop by between 13 and 32 per cent in 2020 as a result of the pandemic; The last time trade ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Covid–19 has done more than cause a medical and economic crisis. It is provoking a major reorientation of the foreign policy of both the United States and Europe. At the heart of this is the question of their changing relationship with China. It is important that “liberal democracies” answer that question correctly, as the obvious ... Continue reading