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Salt mine

The materials that shape our economy

In this episode, we speak with Ed Conway, Economics Editor at Sky News and author of a new book Material World: The Making of Civilisation.

13 September 2023

Arrivals board at airport

The economics of immigration

Recently, the government announced record net migration figures. Paul Johnson speaks to Madeleine Sumption, a political scientist, to get the facts.

8 June 2023

Working paper cover

Firms as tax collectors

Working Paper
We show that delegating tax collection to large firms can help build tax capacity in weak-enforcement settings.

31 October 2022

Downing Street

Mini-Budget 2022 and follow-up

Analysis of the government's tax and spending plans - and follow-up - announced as part of the mini-Budget.

17 October 2022