Forget Nordic Exceptionalism: Scandinavia Grew Wealthy Despite Big Government
Thursday, 29 October 2015
The Nordic Model is often referred to as 'the exception which disproves the rule that big government is negative for long-term growth'. Yet, a closer look at the evidence reveals the Nordic economies aren’t exceptional at all, writes Graeme Leach, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)
Are Interest Rates About to Rise? Don’t Bank On It Yet
Thursday, 23 July 2015
Tightening monetary policy when broad money growth stands at just over 4 per cent would be a brave move and the wrong one, writes Graeme Leach, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)
Grexit? Decline in Potential Growth is the Real Challenge
Thursday, 18 June 2015
Whether it’s the United Kingdom, Greece or China, the primary focus of economic policy should be on raising potential output growth, writes Graeme Leach, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)
What David Cameron’s Guru Doesn't Get
Thursday, 11 June 2015
David Cameron's former chief strategist, Steve Hilton, still doesn't doesn’t get it: You need to shrink the state to make it human, writes Graeme Leach, Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute (City A.M.)
What's Gone Wrong with the EU? And What Do We Know About the Economics of the EU Membership?
Tuesday, 27 May 2014
The Legatum Institute's inaugural 'Economics of Prosperity' lecture played host to Graeme Leach, Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies at the Legatum Institute and Roger Bootle, Managing Director of Capital Economics and winner of the Wolfson Economics Prize. The speakers spoke on the topics of: What do we know about the economics of the EU membership? and what has gone wrong with the EU?
The Road to the 2015 General Election
Wednesday, 14 May 2014
Speaking at a lunch at the Legatum Institute, Lynton Crosby, campaign strategist and organisation specialist, discussed the challenges facing the Conservative party in the lead up to the 2015 general election.
Government and Growth
Friday, 25 April 2014
As part of its new ‘Government and Growth’ programme, the Legatum Institute hosted a breakfast with Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, to discuss the impact of government on economic performance, and the global literature pointing towards achieving faster GDP growth by shrinking the state.
State of the Economy 2014: The Consequences of Quantitative Easing
Wednesday, 26 February 2014
The Legatum Institute’s Director of Economics and Prosperity Studies, Graeme Leach, participated in a panel discussion on the future outlook for monetary and fiscal policy, at the Institute for Economic Affairs’ 2014 'State of the Economy' conference.
Is the Swedish Model Here to Stay?
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Sweden, like other Nordic countries, appears to have found a recipe for sustained success. What is behind this remarkable performance? A panel discussion to explore this question from a variety of angles.
Report: The success of the Nordic countries
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
The Legatum Institute publishes a new report which argues that the strong performance of Nordic economies over the past 15 years is a retreat of government—in terms of public spending, taxation and regulation.