Len Shackleton writes for the Telegraph

The mushrooming of occupational licensing over the last two decades makes it more difficult and expensive to access certain professions - disadvantaging older workers and labour market returners - as well as driving up costs for consumers, says Professor Len Shackleton. Writing for the Telegraph, the IEA's Editorial and Research Fellow uses the example of property ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

"Expanding choice and competition in schooling is the best way to raise standards and improve the prospects of the next generation", writes Mark Littlewood in The Times. Mark writes his fortnightly column on the importance of choice in raising standards in education. Recent IEA publication 'School Choice Around the World' features a collection of essays ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

No-deal has been underpriced for some time and Britain needs to turn its preparations to how we can take advantage of the opportunities of no-deal, says Kate Andrews. Kate, Associate-Director of the Institute of Economic Affairs, writes in her weekly City A.M. column that the lack of progress on securing a free trade deal with ... Continue reading

Dr Steve Davies speaks to ABC Australia

Dr Steve Davies, Head of Education at the Institute of Economic Affairs, spoke to ABC Australia about his latest book, 'Wealth Explosion: The nature and origins of modernity'. Steve's book examines the reasons behind the situation - present for most of history - where people lived their lives in poverty, as their ancestors did, to ... Continue reading
Society and Culture

Kristian Niemietz writes for Quillette

'Fully Automated Luxury Communism' says "next to nothing", says Kristian Niemietz, Head of Political Economy at the Institute of Economic Affairs, in a review for Quillette. Despite author Aaron Bastani's desire for hyper-politicised banking and hyper-politicised local government contracting would boost worker co-operatives, Kristian argues it is a "recipe for patronage, nepotism, subsidy fraud, and ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon speaks to TRIGGERnometry

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, spoke to TRIGGERnometry about the nanny state. Chris joins hosts Konstantin Kisin and Francis Foster to discuss a wide range of nanny state issues including what society could look like if some or most currently illegal drugs were legalised, and the history of ... Continue reading

Emma Revell writes for the Spectator

It is "faintly ridiculous" to expect the Women's World Cup to have the same prize pot at the men's competition, argues Emma Revell, Communications Manager at the Institute of Economic Affairs. Writing for The Spectator, Emma notes that prize money comes from the revenue raised by the competitions - through ticket sales, sponsorship, and advertising ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City AM

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs has written for City AM on sin taxes. In her article Kate argues that whether it be a slash to sin taxes, a change in rhetoric, or a simple acknowledgement that both children and adults can see an advert for strawberries and cream on the ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Telegraph

IEA research in quoted in the Telegraph Online, arguing against the proliferation of sin taxes and praising Boris Johnson's comments calling for a pause and a review of sugar taxes. The piece quotes figures from an IEA report published in 2017, which calculated obesity creates a the net cost to the taxpayer of £2.5billion. The ... Continue reading

IEA research quoted in The Spectator

Recent education reforms in England have had a positive impact, while reforms in Scotland and Wales have seen league tables scrapped and a decline in results. Writing in The Spectator, Toby Young argues progressive, child-led reforms in Scotland and Wales have led to "appalling results" for children and "pulled down" the average performance of UK ... Continue reading