• 14/02/2024
    09:45 - 15:00
Every year the Institute of Economic Affairs and the Vinson Centre host free to attend seminars for A-Level/IB/Scottish Higher teachers of Economics and related subjects.  The seminar features talks from prominent economists on topical issues and how they relate to the academic syllabus. The topic of this seminar will be announced in September.  This conference (more…)

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Institute of Economic Affairs, 2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London SW1P 3LB


  • 29/11/2023
    17:30 - 19:30
The IEA will be hosting an upcoming panel discussion on ‘Prohibition 2.0: the future of UK tobacco policy’ which is taking place on Wednesday 29th November from 17:30 – 19:30. This will be held at the IEA (2 Lord North Street, Westminster, London, SW1P 3LB). In October, Rishi Sunak announced plans to introduce a generational ban (more…)

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2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1 (entrance on Great Peter Street)


  • 27/11/2023
    17:30 - 19:30
The panel will discuss the government’s Digital Markets and Competition Bill, building on the recent publication, “Digital Overload”, written by the ICLE’s Dirk Auer and Lazar Radic and the IEA’s Matthew Lesh. The paper focuses on the extensive new powers given to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to tackle alleged anticompetitive practices in digital (more…)

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2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1


  • 25/10/2023
    18:30 - 20:30
The IEA will be hosting a panel debate on the motion, ‘Transgender Ideology: A threat to liberal values?’ Doors will open at 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Drinks will be served between 6:30 and the start of the debate. Debates surrounding gender identity have gained prominence in the last few years. Trans rights activists have argued (more…)

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2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1 (entrance on Great Peter Street)


  • 23/10/2023
    18:00 - 20:30
In April 2012, then-Shadow Treasurer, Joe Hockey, delivered a speech to the Institute of Economic Affairs in London entitled “The End of The Age of Entitlement”. Hockey spoke about the unsustainable nature of universal entitlements that have been ignored for years. The speech was judged one of the most important speeches by an Australian in (more…)

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2 Lord North Street, Westminster, SW1 (entrance on Great Peter Street)


  • 03/10/2023
    15:15 - 16:15
Our final panel event of ThinkTent 2023 will discuss whether a Whitehall blob has created a roadblock to necessary policy reforms. Speakers: Sam Collins, Head, Free Market Forum (Chair) Sir Jacob Rees-Mogg MP Greg Smith MP, Chair, Free Market Forum Alex Morton, Director of Strategy, Institute of Economic Affairs Ranil Jayawardena MP (more…)

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The ThinkTent, Manchester Central (inside the secure zone)


  • 03/10/2023
    12:45 - 13:45
A discussion about how to best support the future of journalism focused on the thorny question of whether we should expect digital platforms to provide funding to news. Speakers: Matthew Lesh, Director of Public Policy and Communications, Institute of Economic Affairs (Chair) Sir John Whittingdale MP, Minister of State for Media, Tourism, and Creative Industries (more…)

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The ThinkTent, Manchester Central (inside the secure zone)


  • 03/10/2023
    10:15 - 11:15
As paternalism continues to subsume personal choice, is it time to roll back the frontiers of the nanny state? Speakers: Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics, Institute of Economic Affairs Philip Davies MP Emma McClarkin, Chief Executive, British Beer and Pub Association Annabel Denham, Deputy Comment Editor, The Daily Telegraph Dr Khurram Jowiya, Fiscal and (more…)

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The ThinkTent, Manchester Central (inside the secure zone)


  • 02/10/2023
    17:45 - 18:45
Day two of ThinkTent 2023 concludes with Reem Ibrahim chairing a battle of the think tanks, where free market policy wonks, including our Matthew Lesh, will go head-to-head on the future of immigration policy. Speakers: Reem Ibrahim, Communications Officer, Institute of Economic Affairs Maxwell Marlow, Director of Research, Adam Smith Institute Matthew Lesh, Director of (more…)

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The ThinkTent, Manchester Central (inside the secure zone)