Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham talks on LBC Radio

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, went on LBC Radio to talk to Nigel Farage about the dangerous narrative of ‘doomsday’ no-deal predictions. Shanker said: "If you're assuming the UK will do nothing different if we have a WTO or an advance free trade agreement ... Continue reading

Shanker Singham is featured in The Express

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured for The Express about the dangerous narrative of 'doomsday' no-deal predictions. Shanker said: “With these projections, first of all, it is incredibly difficult to predict in an economic model the impact of your independent trade and regulatory policy. ... Continue reading

Chris Snowdon is referenced by The Daily Mail

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has been referenced in an article by The Daily Mail about the pending ban on keeping unhealthy snacks and sweets near tills. Chris said: "The suggestion that moving chocolate away from supermarket tills will have any effect on an obesity problem caused by ... Continue reading
Trade, Development, and Immigration

Shanker Singham appears on the BBC World Service

Shanker Singham, Director of the International Trade and Competition Unit at the Institute of Economic Affairs, spoke to BBC World Service about the proposed withdrawal agreement. Shanker said; "If you look at the withdrawal agreement, 90 per cent of it is fine. But the problem is that the things that aren't fine are fatal. There are ... Continue reading

Kate Andrews writes for City A.M.

Kate Andrews, Associate Director at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for City A.M. about the NHS winter crisis. If Britain’s tax burden is approaching the levels of its European counterparts, one would expect its services to be on an equal footing as well. But one glance at healthcare statistics, for example, ... Continue reading

Professor Philip Booth writes for CapX

Philip Booth, Senior Academic Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs,  has written an article for CapX on the moral case for free markets. Good policy depends on a well-informed population. The contribution of business to the formation of the intellectual climate is important. Businesses have a social responsibility to ensure that they do not ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood Press release features in the Yorkshire Post

A Mark Littlewood quote has featured in a piece by the Yorkshire Post on the need for the government to listen to rail passangers themselves with regards to the HS2 Project. In response to the news back in 2016 that the government would be implementing the West Yorkshire HS2 project, the IEA released a press ... Continue reading

Julian Jessop talks to BBC Radio 4

Julian Jessop, Chief Economist and Head of the Brexit Unit of the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in a BBC Radio 4 Program on trade. Asked whether the 'build it in Britain" approach would help protect jobs, Julian said; “The problem with that approach is that you're talking about protecting existing jobs. If we ... Continue reading

Christopher Snowdon features in The Sun

Christopher Snowdon, Head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has featured in an article by The Sun about the lack of scientific evidence behind the government's call to ban energy drinks. Christopher said: “It’s good to see a parliamentary committee looking at the evidence. It’s a shame the government did not do ... Continue reading

Mark Littlewood writes for The Times

Mark Littlewood, Director General at the Institute of Economic Affairs, has written an article for The Times on the need for reform in universities. Although the rewards of attending university are not exclusively about career earnings, there is little doubt the prospect of enhanced wages are a key factor in the decisions made by school ... Continue reading