economic policy Archive

  • Federalism and Progressive Politics (23 October 2015)

    Organised by the Federal Trust and the Global Policy Institute 23rd October 2015 12 pm – 2 pm (Sandwich lunch at 12 pm, talk to start at 12.30 pm) London Metropolitan University 84 Moorgate London EC2M 6SQ Is federalism a politically neutral constitutional system? Or […]

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  • Can the union be saved? Report on the Federal Union AGM

    Federal Union held its AGM and annual conference on 17 March 2012.  The morning session, entitled “Can the European Union be saved?”, looked at the European treaty agreed at the summit earlier this month, and asked whether it embodied the right model for the future […]

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  • The global super-rich: a problem or an asset? (27 March 2012)

    The global super-rich: a problem or an asset? – wealth, taxes, and inequality in the age of austerity A seminar organised by the Global Policy Institute Date: Tuesday 27 March 2012 at 5.30 for 6.00pm Location: London Metropolitan University, Main Lecture Theatre (JSM-34), 31 Jewry […]

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  • Austerity or stimulus: which is right for Europe? (23 February 2012)

    23 February 2012, 5 – 7 pm Mary Sumner House. 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB Throughout 2012, the Global Policy Institute will be organising a series of events, in collaboration with the Federal Trust and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, that will examine various aspects […]

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  • Three threats to the euro still remain

    The European Council meeting a week ago was convened with the aim of saving the euro.  Agreement was reached at the meeting about a way forward for the EU, even if the UK (and perhaps some others) will not travel with the rest.  But despite […]

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  • Is Germany doing enough to save the euro?

    Debate at King’s College London, on 12 December 2011, on the subject of “Germany has not taken enough proactive steps to solve the eurozone crisis, despite being at the top table of European politics and its economic standing.”  Richard Laming was asked to speak against […]

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  • What patterns of share ownership tell us

    An interesting statistic reported by Professor Prem Sikka in the Guardian today, regarding the ownership of British companies.  The proportion of the shares in UK-listed companies owned by foreign investors has increased from 6.6 per cent in 1969 to 41.5 per cent in 2008. The […]

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  • Can Europe avoid economic decline?

    Can Europe avoid economic decline?

    The public sector strikers outside English schools, hospitals and government offices today are protesting not against government pension policies but against something much bigger.  There are profound economic problems that need to be dealt with, and would need to be dealt with even if there […]

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  • What went wrong with the euro?

    Peter Oborne’s campaign against the pro-Europeans took another step yesterday with his online debate with David Aaronovitch.  The latter was one of the targets in his recent book “The guilty men”, and the Centre for Policy Studies hosted an exchange of views between them on […]

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  • Fixing the debt crisis, the Chicago way

    It has been alarming to watch the leadership of the eurozone limp through the debt crisis affecting some of the member states, apparently as though they have no idea of the scale of what they are facing.  The piling-up of debt by countries far in […]

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