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Incentivising boring banking argues that deposit insurance in a fractional banking reserve system is economically damaging and financially destabilising (as it encourages excessive risk-taking by the banks), but politically impossible to avoid.
This report analyses the health and safety regime in the UK. The problem lies less with the regulations themselves and more with the culture of over-compliance that has developed. There is considerable scope to align the health and safety regime more closely with common sense and to lessen the burdens that it creates, and the report suggests a number of areas where reform is needed.
This report analyses the strengths and weaknesses of the UK as a place for manufacturing, and puts forward a manifesto to strengthen British competitveness in industry.
Published soon after the announcement of the European Systemic Risk Board, Financial Instability: are Counter Cyclical Capital Controls the answer? looks at how Counter Cyclical Capital Controls (CCCCs) could work in the UK.
This Research Note makes a series of recommendations for improving the tax system, access to finance, public procurement and regulation.
The Case For A Basket, recommends the introduction of a new indexed unit of account that is tied to inflation as measured by a consumer price index (the existing Consumer Price Index, for example). This indexed unit, called a ‘basket’, would help people assess value, even where price levels fluctuate, enabling them to make far more rational financial calculations.
This report brings together five essays from leading economists on their visions for reformed inflation targetting. The authors encompass a wide range of views: from simple amendments to the current framework, to the complete abolition of Central Banks.
Choosing our friends wisely: Criteria for engagement with Muslim groups is an authoritative analysis of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE), the £90 million centrepiece of the government’s effort to stop the radicalisation of young Muslims.
This is the published version of the inaugural Colin Cramphorn Memorial Lecture, hosted by Policy Exchange, given by Peter Clarke, the Head of the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. The lecture focused on the issues of national security and the fight against terrorism since 9/11.