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  • US Mid-terms 2014

    Does economic recovery aid incumbent parties?

    AFPX was delighted to welcome distinguished American political commentators Michael Barone, David Frum and Lawrence B. Lindsey for an event on the 2014 mid-terms. The event examined the electoral prospects for the Democrats and Republicans, with particular emphasis on whether America's growing economy will provide a boost for the Democrat's chances.  Watch / listen to event

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  • Keith Humphreys on Swift and Certain Justice

    Policy Exchange was delighted to host Professor Keith Humphreys - former drugs policy adviser to President Obama - to discuss how policymakers can better gear the criminal justice system to change behaviour and substantially cut reoffending.

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  • Matthew Perry on drugs courts

    Policy Exchange was delighted to host Friends star Matthew Perry to speak about the US experience with problem-solving courts and its relevance for UK drugs and criminal justice policy. Perry spoke frankly about his own problems with addiction and gave a passionate case for how drugs courts can help cut offending and improve lives.

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    Matthew Perry on drugs courts
  • American speakers

    A playlist of our top events featuring American speakers is now available to watch on Youtube. Key speakers include Gen. Petraeus, Bill Bratton, David Frum, Michelle Rhee, Frank Luntz, Dambisa Moyo and many more.

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Latest AFPX In the news

  • 14 February 2014 | RPT-Pensions need more radical rethink say UK campaigners

    • Reuters quote James Barty, Policy Exchange's Senior Consultant for Financial Policy, making the call from our Help to Save report for the government to issue annuity-type bonds with a minimum duration of 15 years. Insurers would offer annuities that would only start upon the bond's expiry, taking interest risk out of the equation.

  • 19 June 2013 | EU Carbon Market Needs Immediate Changes, Policy Exchange Says

    • Bloomberg Businessweek covers Policy Exchange's new report If the Cap Fits calling for reform of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme. Guy Newey, Head of Environment & Energy at Policy Exchange and editor of the report, is quoted warning that the current permit prices will deter those hoping to invest in carbon capture and storage or renewable energy plant.

Latest AFPX Publications

  • 24 September 2012 | Future of Corrections: Exploring the use of electronic monitoring

    • Future of Corrections shows that the current system of tagging is in desperate need of reform. A more effective use of tagging, where police and probation officers are directly involved in keeping track of offenders and recommending to prison governors and the courts which criminals should be tagged, could save hundreds of millions of pounds and help the Coalition achieve its goal of stabilising the prison population by 2015.

  • 21 September 2012 | Bits and Billions: A blueprint for high-impact digital entrepreneurship in the UK

    • The UK has enormous potential to be a world-leader in the high-tech and digital economy, but it is tough for start-ups to find enough coders, designers and other highly skilled staff. Bits and Billions looks to the United States, especially California which is home to nearly half of the top 100 digital start-ups in the world, for lessons for UK policymakers.

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Latest AFPX Events

  • 13 May 2014 | US Mid-terms 2014: does economic recovery aid incumbent parties?

    • American Friends of Policy Exchange is delighted to welcome distinguished American political commentators Michael Barone, David Frum and Lawrence B. Lindsey to Policy Exchange for an event on the 2014 mid-terms. The event will examine the electoral prospects for the Democrats and Republicans in the forthcoming elections, with particular emphasis on whether America's growing economy will provide a boost for the Democrat's chances.

  • 18 March 2014 | Swift and Certain Punishment: Gearing the criminal justice system to change behaviour

    • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Keith Humphreys, Professor of Psychiatry at Stanford University and former senior drugs policy advisor to President Obama, for a lecture and discussion about how policymakers can better gear the criminal justice system to change behaviour and substantially cut reoffending.