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Housing the Mind

What impact does the built environment have on our mental health? Psychiatrists Ciaran Abbey and TBS Balamurali are the authors of a new Legatum Institute study that explores the relationship between mental health and housing as a cornerstone from which humans can develop and flourish.

Recent Publications

How Kenya Cleaned Up Its Courts

Saturday, 9 July 2016

A new constitution gave judicial reformers an opportunity to earn back the people’s trust. Maya Gainer tells us what they did with it.

Trading Up: New Ideas for UK Exports

Friday, 17 June 2016

Emily Redding is the author of a new paper that raises some of the major issues faced by UK exporters, and offers policy recommendations for how these issues can be addressed in order to improve the UK’s export market and overall productivity.

2016 Africa Prosperity Report

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Launched today, the 2016 Africa Prosperity Report shows that decades of economic growth across the continent has failed to deliver greater levels of prosperity for many African countries.

Anti-Competitive Market Distortions and Their Impact: A Case Study of India

Monday, 23 May 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'Economics of Prosperity' programme is pleased to launch a new study of the Indian economy focusing on market distortions that exist inside the border, as well as more conventional trade barriers and lack of property rights protection.

How Can We Ensure that Ageing Societies Are More Prosperous Societies?

Thursday, 17 March 2016

The 2015-16 Charles Street Symposium and essay contest addresses one of the most daunting challenges facing society—that of demographic change. This publication presents the policy ideas of five shortlisted essayists, offering potential solutions for how to ensure that ageing societies are 'more prosperous' societies.

Is Transition Reversible? The Case of Central Europe

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Anton Shekhovtsov, Legatum Institute Visiting Senior Fellow, is the author of a new paper that seeks to identify patterns of illiberalism across countries in Central Europe, and offers recommendations for how to reverse these trends.

A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

The Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series has published a collection of essays based on the second year of the course.