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    Global Trade Policy and Threats to the Global Economy with Jeff Schott

    Global Trade Policy and Threats to the Global Economy with Jeff Schott

    Jeff Schott, Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics discusses the challenges of negotiating new, open trade deals in the context of slow economic growth and risk averse industry. Interviewed by Shanker Singham, Chairman of the Special Trade Commission & Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute.

    Growing and Sharing Prosperity—2016 Labour Party Conference

    Growing and Sharing Prosperity—2016 Labour Party Conference

    How we can spread prosperity throughout society? This panel at the 2016 Labour Party Conference discussed what enables and hinders life chances in the UK. The speakers also explored how policy-makers can make decisions that promote better cohesion at a national and a local level. Panellists: included Seema Malhotra MP; Julia Unwin, Joseph Rowntree Foundation; Louise Haigh MP and Shanker Singham, Legatum Institute.

    The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Anne Murphy

    The Role of Cities in the History of Capitalism with Anne Murphy

    The 2016 History of Capitalism lecture series throws the spotlight on the role played by cities and regions that stand out in particular moments within the History of Capitalism. In this short interview, Dr Anne Murphy (Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire) explains the influence of Venice in the history of international trade. She later gave a lecture on the origins and workings of The Bank of England and its intricate relationship with the unique ecosystem of the City of London. Interviewed by Alanna Putze, Senior Programme Director, Legatum Institute. More information:

    Launch of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission with Shanker Singham

    Launch of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission with Shanker Singham

    LI's Director of Economic Policy, Shanker Singham, launches a new Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission. The Commission, which has been set up in the wake of the British vote to leave the European Union, aims to present a roadmap for the many trade negotiations which the UK will need to undertake now. The STC will seek to re-focus the public discussion on Brexit to a positive conversation on opportunities, rather than challenges, while presenting empirical evidence of the dangers of not following an expansive trade negotiating path.

    The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy with Greg Hands, MP

    The Government’s Role in Creating a Prosperous Economy with Greg Hands, MP

    The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury, discusses the government’s role in creating a prosperous economy. He also outlines the Treasury's immediate and longer-term priorities, including plans for public spending on the NHS and infrastructure. He also shares his thoughts on why Britain should remain in the EU, and why we must continue to make the case for 'free markets'.

    Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

    Should Ukraine Privatise its Energy Companies?

    In conversation with the Legatum Institute's Anne Applebaum, Ilya Zaslavskiy (Senior Visiting Fellow to the Transitions Forum at the Institute) discussed the importance of fighting corruption and transitioning to the standards of the EU energy market. He also argues that Ukraine needs large-scale and quick privatisation of its hydrocarbon sector.

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