Ryan Bourne
18 November 2014

‘The rich keep getting richer’. If you’ve been watching Channel 4 over recent weeks, you will likely have been subjected to unsubstantiated claims such as this. Viewers of last week...
Philip Booth
10 September 2013

George Osborne capitalised on some good economic news in his speech yesterday. He argued that the economy has turned a corner, though he emphasised that risks remain. If we are turning the corner,...
Kwasi Kwarteng
31 May 2012

Britain currently has two emergency fiscal rules. There is a commitment, roughly speaking, to eliminate the structural deficit and to start shrinking net debt by 2015-6. These short term measures...
G. R. Steele
18 August 2011

Keynes gave little thought to generalities. He acknowledged that his prescriptions were limited to the special circumstances of the 1930s. With Bolshevism in mind, any fiscal deficit spending was...
Cliff Pratten
10 March 2011

It is difficult to argue against the view that with assets about thirty times their capital in 2007, UK banks were under capitalised, but papers written at the Bank of England go far beyond making...
Steven Kates
21 September 2010

My life, of late, has been submerged under the burden of finishing off a book which I am happy to say has now, finally, been sent off to the publisher. It is, moreover, being co-published by the IEA...
Tim Congdon
5 August 2010
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The central constraint on economic recovery in the leading economies since mid-2009 has been officialdom’s pressure on banks to raise their capital/asset ratios. Also relevant – but to a...
Richard Teather
23 June 2010

Over the next year or so the question of which countries best survived the bust is likely to be a major source of argument. Supporters of high taxes are already pointing to predictions...
Anthony J. Evans
25 May 2010

Last month the FT’s Martin Wolf asked a simple question, “Does Austrian economics understand financial crises better than other schools of thought?” After admitting that neo-...
Eamonn Butler
21 April 2010

Not enough people know the name of Ludwig von Mises (1881-1973). I hope my new Primer for the IEA will help change that. Mises brought new life and insights into the Austrian School of economics,...
Steven Kates
23 February 2010
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The world is filled with irony and idiocies aplenty. For how many years was inflation targeting the very essence of economic policy when the threat of inflation was hardly anywhere to be seen. How...
Dan Mitchell
29 January 2010
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Richard Wellings
31 December 2009

" ●  The IEA’s climate change debate, featuring Nigel Lawson and S. Fred Singer, is now online (videos) ●  Mark Littlewood talks to Al Jazeera about the state of the UK...
Steven Kates
15 December 2009

Peter Clarke was Professor of Modern British History at Cambridge and is the author of one of the leading texts on the Keynesian Revolution. He has now written a biography, Keynes: The Twentieth...
Terry Arthur
12 October 2009

One of the strangest things about this recession is surely the shameless neglect of unemployment figures by the politicos, anxious to tell us that the worst is over. (I am no Cameron fan but at...
Steven Kates
21 September 2009

What one does is typically built around what one believes. This is as true of economic policy as of anything else. If it is believed that Keynesian economics is valid, and that it provides sound...
Richard Wellings
15 September 2009

●  Philip Booth argues we need less financial regulation if we want a less oligopolistic financial sector   ●  Patrick Basham examines the evidence on young smokers and tobacco...
Richard Wellings
29 August 2009

●  Gary Becker argues the Cash for Clunkers scheme is a bad idea at the wrong time   ●  Ruth Lea looks at the prospects for economic recovery   ●  John Redwood...
D. R. Myddelton
14 August 2009

The latest news from Europe on the progress of the recession is both good and bad. The good news is that in France and Germany the recession is over. The French and German economies both grew by 0.3...
Philip Booth
23 July 2009

If you want to get on the front page of the BBC website and all over the news one morning then run an economic forecasting model with all the spurious accuracy and doubtful assumptions about...