Kristian Niemietz
10 March 2016

Imagine we had no land use planning system at all. Landowners and developers could do as they please. Anyone could build whatever they want, wherever they want, on their own land. Suppose that this...
Kristian Niemietz
20 April 2012

I have received quite a bit of feedback for my recent paper, ‘Abundance of land, shortage of housing’, and would like to respond to those comments that were both critical and thoughtful...
Kristian Niemietz
10 April 2012

Every government retreats on some issue or other eventually, realising that the political cost outweighs the benefit. But for this coalition, retreat has become a way of life. Whether it is on the...
Ruth Porter
4 January 2012

Brazil’s move above the UK in the world’s latest economic rankings has produced a predictable outcry about the fact that we still give the country aid at all. As lives are at stake,...
Kristian Niemietz
14 December 2011

Nearly ten years ago, IEA author Mark Pennington argued that British land use planning policies were characterised by public choice problems. Since no single individual’s vote has a...
James Stanfield
14 November 2011

In 2003 the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) set up the Commission on the Private Sector and Development which was tasked with examining how the private sector and entrepreneurship can...
Mark Pennington
6 June 2011

I haven’t been able to post for the last week or so owing to my lecturing on the Institute for Humane Studies Liberty and Society Summer Seminars (i’m currently between seminars). Last...