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
Trade, Development, and Immigration
It was almost exactly 200 years ago that David Ricardo first outlined the principle of comparative advantage that helped lay the groundwork for repealing the corn laws here in Britain, and the free-trading consensus that later emerged. But free trade is coming under attack around the world - since the FC especially, tariffs and protectionism ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
Exactly one year from today, Britain will officially quit the EU. But what do we know so far, and what happens next? Today joined by Julian Jessop, Head of the IEA's Brexit Unit, and Shanker Singham, Director of the IEA’s new International Trade and Competition Unit. Interviewed by Digital Officer Madeline Grant, the pair answer some of ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
On today's podcast, IEA Research Director Dr Jamie Whyte lambasts Oxfam's latest report on global inequality, arguing that the poverty-relief charity is attacking the economic system that has lead to the greatest fall in absolute poverty the world has ever seen. Interviewed by the IEA's Kate Andrews, Jamie expands on the criticisms and analysis that ... Continue reading
Economic Theory
Despite showing good signs of health for the first time in a long time, people continue to feel anxious about the state of the world's economy. Interviewed by the IEA's Kate Andrews, Head of Education Dr Steve Davies explains what he believes to be the two-folded reason for this: First, the insecurity of China's banking ... Continue reading
Government and Institutions
The Rt Hon Priti Patel, Secretary of State for International Development and member of the Free Enterprise Group, discusses the role of capitalism in improving peoples' lives around the world, and the future of free markets in British politics. SUBSCRIBE to our YouTubechannel: https://www.youtube.com/user/iealondon FOLLOW US on Twitter: https://twitter.com/iealondon LIKE US on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ieauk/ LEARN ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Watch Prof Pauline Dixon discuss “The Economics of International Aid” at our 2016 THINK conference! --- Why do we have international aid? On balance is it beneficial or not? How could we make it more effective and what are the traps to avoid? Are there alternatives to aid that are actually more effective? If we ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration
Watch Prof. Bryan Caplan discuss “The Economics of Immigration” at the 2016 THINK conference! --- How does economic thinking lead us to view human migration? Why is this so different from much contemporary popular discourse? What is the way we should think about the current wave of migration around the world and how does it ... Continue reading
Watch Dr Abby Hall Blanco deliver her THINK 2016 speech on "Economics and War". --- What can economics tell us about war and how can we understand it better through the lens of economics? Is war not simply anti-economic activity par excellence? Does an economic approach to understanding war and conflict suggest ways of avoiding ... Continue reading