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IEA hosts 28th annual State of the Economy conference



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Today the Institute of Economic Affairs is hosting its annual State of the Economy conference. Now in its 28th year, and against the backdrop of a global economy still undergoing major changes, this year’s event is entitled, Britain in the global economy: where are we now and what does the future hold?

Speakers at the event include: Angela Knight, Chief Executive of the British Bankers Association, Jim O’Neill, Chairman of Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Roger Bootle, Managing Director, of Capital Economics, Dr. Fatih Birol of the International Energy Agency and Graeme Leach, Chief Economist & Director of Policy at the Institute of Directors.

Andrew Sentance – The UK’s Inflation Problem: Selling England by the Pound?

Dr Andrew Sentance, External Member of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee is speaking on the subject of The UK’s Inflation Problem: Selling England by the Pound?

The news release of his speech can be viewed here.

Full text of the speech can be viewed here.

National Free Enterprise Award

The  National Free Enterprise Award 2010 is to be presented at the conference to Martin Durkin, film-maker and managing Director of WagTV. His most recent project was the documentary Britain’s Trillion Pound Horror Story, broadcast on Channel 4 at the end of 2010.

The award is given to the person judged to have made the greatest contribution to the market economy, whether it be as a businessman, journalist, academic, think tanker or other intellectual. The award was established in 1975 by Aims of Industry. Since 2001, it has been administered by the IEA and a panel of judges.

Martin Durkin joins a long list of esteemed winners, including Margaret Thatcher, Prof F.A. Hayek, Richard Branson and Nigel Lawson.

Notes to Editors

The mission of the Institute of Economic Affairs is to improve understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems. The IEA is a registered educational charity and independent of all political parties.