Today sees the publication of a research report by the Social Market Foundation think-tank that I jointly authored with the SMF’s chief economist, Nida Broughton. The culmination of two years work, it argues that there is a latent supply of entrepreneurs in Britain that could potentially have significant economic impact if they are supported to make the transition out of traditional employment. Based on original new research with potential entrepreneurs it argues that government should reform employment laws to enable people to try out new business ideas whilst still retaining links with their former employers in case they need to return, with corresponding benefits for employers. Here’s the link and here’s a blog summarising it
I did the analysis behind this Smith Institute report looking at future trends on household indebtedness, out today.
Good Growth: my Demos pamphlet that gets the population to design their own economic policy is out today. Download for free here.
The deficit in the run-up to 2007 was small by historical standards, less than we inherited, and did not cause the financial crisis. See my chapter on the economy in Ressassing New Labour: Market State and Society under Blair and Brown (Edited by Patrick Diamond and Michael Kenny) published today by Wiley-Blackwell. Buy it here.
Co-authored pamphlet with Helen Burrows on the economic characteristics of the UK creative sector. Download for free here