THINK: Tickets on sale now

This summer will see the IEA host a new two day conference, featuring some of the biggest names in economics from around the world. On the weekend of July 11 2015, we'll bring together a host of exciting speakers to discuss a range of topics, from the state of the UK economy to the economics behind Game of Thrones.

Places are limited so to secure your place, you can buy a ticket here. For more information about the conference, sessions and speakers, click here. 

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By Charles B. Blankart, 22nd May 2015 ( comments)

As long as the EU was a free trade area and little else, it was a success story, especially because it did not heavily interfere with the internal affairs of the member states. There was only the principle that every state had to pay its way. The member states were like close friends who kept their budgets separate, and who remained close friends because they kept their budgets separate. The intrduction of the euro led to strife and hostility, and one reason is that under monetary union, the principle of ‘close friends with separated budgets’ was abandoned. 

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