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Shanker Singham: Reaction to the Prime Ministers Speech on the UK Government's strategy for Brexit Negotiations

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Our Director of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commsission Shanker Singham was praised by Michael Gove (listen) for his expertise in the field of trade negotiation. Here is what he made of the Prime Ministers speech on the UK Government's plans for the negotiations to exit the EU once Article 50 is triggered.


Shanker Singham: speaking on what the UK Government needs to do to get the best Brexit deal

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

On BBC's Newsnight, and Today Programme Our Director of the Legatum Institute Special trade Commsission Shanker Singham was praised by Michael Gove (listen) Contributed to a report on the chances of US/UK trade deal being done, in Donald Trump's words "quickly and properly" (watch at 25:52) and laid out how the Prime Minister should tackle the Brexit negotiations and Free Trade deals with other countries (listen


Shanker Singham: Why we must leave the Customs Union

Saturday, 7 January 2017

In an article for Brexit Central the Legatum Institute's Shanker Singham explains why leaving the Customs Union is the only sensible way to restore the ability of the UK to set its own trade policy.


An Evening with His Eminence Cardinal Turkson

Wednesday, 14 December 2016

The Legatum Institute was delighted to welcome Cardinal Peter Turkson, who flew in from Rome especially, for a conversation on the moral case for free and competitive markets, cronyism, and his idea for the creation of new cities in developing countries.


Shanker Singham: Brexit Can Enrich Not Just Britain, But The World

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

In an article for Capx, the Legatum Institute's Shanker Singham explains how Brexit could be an opportunity to build a new free trade prosperity zone with like-minded countries.


Rewriting the Silk Road: One Belt, One Road and China’s Trading Past

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

The Legatum Institute's History of Capitalism series hosted a half-day seminar focused on China’s trading past and President Xi Jinping’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative, throwing myth-shedding light on modernity and vice versa.


The UK Prosperity Index Has Some Harsh Lessons for Westminster

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The sooner true devolution starts, the sooner the people of Bolsover will feel as happy as those in West Somerset, writes Cristina Odone, Director of the Legatum Institute Centre for Character and Values. (Reaction)


UK Cities ‘Failing to Provide Basic Life Chances’

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Report shows rural areas enjoy better quality of life despite being poorer writes Federica Cocco with Harriet Maltby, Head of Policy Research-Prosperity Index at the Legatum Institute contributing. (Financial Times)


Money and Power: The Bank of England and London in the 18th Century

Wednesday, 28 September 2016

In the final History of Capitalism lecture, Anne Murphy, Reader in History and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire, told the story of the origins and workings of The Bank of England and its intricate relationship with the unique ecosystem of the City of London.


The Common Agricultural Policy is Iniquitous and Inefficient. Now, With Brexit, We Can Be Fairer and More Productive

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Brexit provides Britain with a wonderful opportunity to re-design one of the most ill-thought through policies of modern times argues Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy & Prosperity Studies and Chairman of the Legatum Institute Special Trade Commission (Daily Telegraph)


Brexiteers on the Left Are Following a Yellow Brick Road, Destined for Disappointment

Tuesday, 5 July 2016

Is Brexit an opportunity for the left to respond to the ‘working class revolt’ among Britons, and reform capitalism for the better? Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman argues that there are three categories of Leave voter, and each have very different motivations (LSE Blogs)


Sadiq Khan’s Pledge to Crack Down on Uber Smacks of the Worst of Crony Capitalism

Friday, 10 June 2016

Governments need to understand the difference between legitimate prudential regulation, and a naked attempt by an incumbent to knock out competitors and protect a privileged position, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)


Hong Kong and the Context of Laissez-Faire: Myths and Truths about a 'Free Market Paradise'

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Catherine Schenk, Professor of International Economic History at the University of Glasgow, told the story of Hong Kong’s transformation into an international financial centre and challenged some of the common perceptions around Hong Kong as a paradigm of Laissez-Faire Capitalism at work.


Why Free Trade Works

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

A world of open trade, where competition on the merits is the economy’s organising principle, is a world that delivers growth, hope and opportunity in a sustainable, fair and more equitable manner, writes Shanker Singham, Director of Economic Policy and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute (CapX).


Shakespeares Need Free Markets, Too

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman stresses the importance of promoting free enterprise and innovation in the arts industry. The arts have a significant economic contribution to make, especially in regional redevelopment (BloombergView)


Cottonopolis: Manchester, the Growth and Growing Pains of a Modern City

Tuesday, 19 April 2016

In the third History of Capitalism lecture for 2016, Victoria Bateman, Fellow in Economics at Cambridge University's Gonville and Caius College, charted the rise of Manchester, discussing the growing pains involved in its rapid growth into a truly international city.


Do Workers Need Capitalists? New Lessons from Yugoslavia’s Socialist Experiment

Monday, 18 April 2016

In her latest column for CapX, Legatum Fellow Victoria Bateman offers a warning to those on the Left who still look to the good old days of worker power and worker management with rose-tinted glasses.


Copperopolis: Swansea’s Heyday, Decline and Regeneration

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

In the second lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, Huw Bowen, Professor of Modern History at Swansea University, explored the significance of Swansea as an exemplar of how the capitalist dynamo, driven by aggressive, innovative entrepreneurialism, shaped patterns of economic development. 


Austrian Economics in the 21st Century

Friday, 4 March 2016

The Legatum Institute's Economics of Prosperity programme was pleased to welcome Peter Boettke for a breakfast to discuss the role of the Austrian school of economics in the world post financial crisis.


Lubeck and the Hanseatic League: The Birthplace of the Common Market

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

In the first lecture of the 2016 History of Capitalism series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at Cambridge University and Legatum Fellow, told the story of the Hanseatic League and the city of Lubeck that lay at its heart.


Labour’s Economic Agenda for 2016

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

As part of the Legatum Institute's Business Forum, Seema Malhotra, Shadow Chief Secretary for the Treasury and MP for Feltham and Heston, discussed the idea of shared prosperity with broader, inclusive economic goals, as opposed to short term economic policy-making.


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.


A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

To mark the publication of A World Transformed: Studies in the History of Capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a reception with author and historian Antony Beevor as guest of honour.


Pop-Up University 2015: Does Capitalism in History Increase Inequality or Improve the Lives of the Majority?

Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Forty students, from sixteen schools in and around London, gathered at the Legatum Institute for a taste of university-style study centred on the question ‘Does capitalism in history increase inequality or improve the lives of the majority?’.


Only the Tories Can Fix Capitalism. Will They Seize the Moment?

Friday, 20 November 2015

Free markets are losing the support of the public, and determined political leadership is needed to restore faith in enterprise. But is the required attitude outside the Conservative party’s comfort zone? Louie Brockbank, Intern at the Legatum Institute, writes for ConservativeHome


After the Crash, Before the War: Culture and Society in Europe in the 1930s

Thursday, 19 November 2015

In the final History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philipp Blom, author, journalist, lecturer, and broadcaster, painted a vivid picture of the scars left by the First World War on European culture and society.


In Defence of the 'C' Word

Monday, 16 November 2015

Capitalism is a force for good—Sajid Javid, the Business Secretary, told an audience of entrepreneurs and media at the Legatum Institute—but it faced its biggest challenge ever in the shape of public opinion.


Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

A ten-part manifesto, authored by Legatum Institute Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie, that seeks to understand how capitalism has come to attract such negative public reaction, and what governments must do to prove to citizens that capitalism really can bring prosperity to everyone.


Prosperity for All: Restoring Faith in Capitalism

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, launched the Legatum Institute’s ‘Prosperity for All’ manifesto, written by Senior Fellow Tim Montgomerie.


Why It’s Time for the Right to Reform Modern Capitalism

Friday, 30 October 2015

Capitalism has a track record of alleviating poverty. But if the government wants to highlight its successes, it needs to tame its worst excesses first—by Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (New Statesman)


2015 Labour Party Conference: How Can the Left make Peace with Free Markets?

Monday, 28 September 2015

Tim Montgomerie and Nick Cohen, two of Britain’s leading commentators, discussed Labour’s future under Jeremy Corbyn at a packed event at the 2015 Labour Party Conference in Brighton.


Bourgeois Equality: How Ideas, Not Capital, Enriched the World

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

What makes us better off? Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of History, Economics, English, and Communication at the University of Illinois at Chicago, delivered a lecture that argued ideas, rather than capital, play a crucial role.


There Are Many Brands of Capitalism. Choose Carefully

Saturday, 29 August 2015

In thinking more carefully about the language we use to describe capitalism, we may also consider what is good about the different blends of democratic capitalism out there—and which models have lost their way, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow to the Legatum Institute (CapX)


Capitalism’s Most Dangerous Enemies Are on the Right

Thursday, 20 August 2015

The far left can’t win without the aid of callous, complacent conservatism, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (The Spectator)


The Dark Side of Economic Growth

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Ignoring the negatives of economic growth undermines its very foundations, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX)


How Churchill Learnt to Love the Free Market

Thursday, 25 June 2015

Andrew Roberts, historian, author and presenter, gave an insightful commentary on the development of Churchill’s support of the free market, one of the less-studied facets of his well-documented career.


The Strange Death of Liberalism

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the Legatum Institute, Paddy Ashdown, the former leader of the Liberal Democrats, argued that the key problem in advanced western societies was not capitalism but the failure of democracy.


Capitalism as a Moral Force

Monday, 15 June 2015

As part of the Legatum Insitute's Prosperity for All project, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks discussed the contribution of social institutions like the family to economic growth.


Capitalism is Setting Us Free

Saturday, 23 May 2015

The principles of the capitalist free market system can restore our moral fibre, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (CapX)


Smart Money: Why We Need Financial Innovation Now More Than Ever

Thursday, 14 May 2015

Andrew Palmer, Business Affairs Editor at The Economist, discussed his new book ‘Smart Money: How High-Stakes Financial Innovation is Reshaping Our World for the Better’.


An Introduction to the History of Capitalism 600-1900 AD

Thursday, 23 April 2015

A collection of essays based on the first year of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' course.


Capitalism Question Time

Thursday, 23 April 2015

In conversation with Hywel Williams, and an invited audience, Victoria Bateman, Benedikt Koehler and Nicholas Crafts, the illustrious historians who contributed to the 2014 History of Capitalism series, retraced and further investigated various questions on the evolution of capitalism—past, present and future.


Unlocking Prosperity Potential

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

True prosperity has a capitalist core, writes Harriet Maltby, Government and Economics Researcher at the Legatum Institute (CapX)


How To Be Dutch, the Modern Way

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

The latest History of Capitalism event hosted Maarten Prak, Chair of Economic and Social History at the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), for a lecture on why the Dutch Republic flourished in the 17th century.


The State and the Market Are Set for Another Needless Collision Course

Friday, 10 April 2015

Rather than returning to the battlegrounds of state versus market, we should make the twenty-first century different to the last, writes Victoria Bateman, Legatum Fellow (CapX)


Boris Johnson Launches the Legatum Institute's Prosperity for All Project

Monday, 30 March 2015

It is time to reclaim capitalism as a moral force, Boris Johnson, said as he launched Tim Montgomerie's Prosperity for All project, at the Legatum Institute.


Mettlesome Merchants and Rapacious Rulers

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The history of trade is one of merchants bending the rules. Governments would be wise to let them, writes Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute (History Today)


Prosperity for All: An Introduction

Monday, 2 February 2015

Friends of capitalism need to rediscover the moral Smith as well as the market Smith, writes Tim Montgomerie, Senior Fellow to a new Legatum Institute programme.

Press Release

The Legatum Institute Appoints Tim Montgomerie as Senior Fellow

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

LONDON—The Legatum Institute, the London-based international think tank, today announced the appointment of Tim Montgomerie as a Senior Fellow.


Rome’s Economic Revolution

Thursday, 15 January 2015

In the first History of Capitalism lecture of 2015, Philip Kay, Supernumerary at Wolfson College (Oxford) and Head of Asia at City Financial, detailed the economic developments of Republican Rome between the war against Hannibal (218 to 201 BC) and Julius Caesar’s dictatorship in the middle of the first century BC.


Bankers' Bonuses, Roman Style

Monday, 12 January 2015

Since antiquity, moneymen have been the target of vitriol, writes Stephen Clarke, Research Assistant at the Legatum Institute.


Industrialisation: Why Britain Got There First

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

In the final 2014 lecture in the History of Capitalism series, the Legatum Institute hosted Nicholas Crafts, Professor of Economics and Economic History and the Director of the ESRC Research Centre on Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick, who explored the question of why Britain was the first country in the world to experience the transition to an industrialised economy.


The Corruption of Capitalism: Britain’s Role

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

The Legatum Institute was pleased to host a dinner with Frank Field, MP for Birkenhead and Chair of the Modern Slavery Bill Review, in conversation with Lord Glasman, Labour life peer, on the challenges facing capitalism.


In Good Company: Re-evaluating the Legacy of the East India Company

Monday, 15 September 2014

In a blog for History Today, Stephen Clarke, Research Analyst at the Legatum Institute, analyses a recent Legatum Institute lecture by Professor Huw Bowen of Swansea University on the inner workings of the East India Company.


What if Nike Controlled Brazil?

Thursday, 11 September 2014

Imagine a corporation growing unchecked, and morphing into the most powerful commercial operation in the world, holding even governments to ransom. Professor Huw Bowen, pre-eminent scholar of the East India Company, explained how this hypothetical scenario became reality in 18th and 19th century England.


The Conservative Agenda for Business

Thursday, 19 June 2014

The Legatum Institute hosted Minister of State for Skills and Enterprise, Matthew Hancock MP, for a small gathering of business leaders on the Conservative agenda for business. 


Free Economies Will Crumble if We Fail to Make the Moral Case for Capitalism

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, considers how to get back to a spirit of vitality, innovation, wealth creation and human flourishing, so that free markets and free people can truly maximise their potential? (​City A.M.​)


The Changing Axis of Economic Power in the Early Modern Period (1550-1750)

Thursday, 5 June 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, Victoria Bateman, Fellow and Director of Studies in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring the ‘rise of the West’ in the period 1550-1750.


A Global Transition: From the Mediterranean to the Atlantic

Thursday, 15 May 2014

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'History of Capitalism' series, David Abulafia, Professor of Mediterranean History at the University of Cambridge, delivered a lecture exploring how European trade, and distinctive business practices, spread westwards along the coasts of the Mediterranean, both Christian and Islamic, to become a global phenomenon.


Early Islam and the Birth of Capitalism

Thursday, 20 February 2014

As part of a new three-year 'History of Capitalism' course, historian and former banker Benedikt Koehler, delivered an inaugural lecture based on his forthcoming book, Early Islam and the Origins of Capitalism.


The Future of Conservatism and the Fate of Free Enterprise

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

As part of its continuing program exploring the moral foundations of capitalism, the Legatum Institute hosted a panel discussion with prominent American and British conservative commentators on the future of free enterprise.


Is Capitalism Moral?

Thursday, 13 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, will explore this question at a lunchtime discussion.


Revaluating the Values of Free Market Competition

Thursday, 13 June 2013

As part of the Legatum Institute's 'Morality and Capitalism' series, commentator, educator and George Mason University professor, Steven Pearlstein, shared his views on why it may be necessary to re-examine the concept of capitalism and markets.


Can America Outwit Decline?

Friday, 3 August 2012

Robert Kagan considers if America can outwit decline and questions the constant commentary that the US can no longer do what it wants to do in the world. Well, compared to when?


Transparency Only the First Step to Fixing Finance

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

In US News & World Report, Robert Hahn and Peter Passell believe transparency in the financial sector could certainly help the world economy prosper—but is it enough?


Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World

Friday, 13 January 2012

Deirdre McCloskey, distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English and Communication at the University of Illinois, visited the Legatum Institute for a discussion of her book 'Bourgeois Dignity—Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World'.