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11 November 2014 | The last word on Piketty

  • Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century is easily the most talked about economics book of the year, if not the decade. In this public panel discussion, Policy Exchange brings together some of the leading voices on Piketty’s work to discuss what its lasting influence will be.

  • 10 November 2014 | Markets for the Many? How Capitalism Changed the World

  • Policy Exchange is delighted to host Professor Deirdre McCloskey for a speech on how capitalism has changed the world. Professor McCloskey argues that capitalism – or ‘market-tested innovation’, in her words – has increased the standard of living of the average worker by a factor of at least sixteen. The event will be chaired by Matt Ridley.

  • 04 November 2014 | "Teaching character education in schools is a waste of time"

  • Both Nicky Morgan and Tristram Hunt have recently argued for schools to do more to teach ‘character, resilience and grit’. But are these skills really important, and most importantly can they be taught in an effective way which addresses the problems identified? This event will pit two sceptics of the role of formal teaching of character skills against two vociferous defenders of its merit to explore the issue further.

  • 28 October 2014 | The future of the ETS in Europe’s climate strategy

  • This event will ask what role the ETS will play as European climate policy evolves. It will ask whether the ETS should remain the centrepiece of European climate policy, what reforms it needs, whether it can be expanded to include other countries or sectors and whether carbon taxation would be a better method of carbon pricing.

  • 22 October 2014 | Beyond Tech City: How can government support the growth of tech clusters beyond the M25?

  • What can be done to help the tech sector thrive far beyond London and the South East? This public panel event, featuring a keynote speech from Ed Vaizey, Minister of State for Culture and the Digital Economy, offers a chance to explore what comes next for government policy and the development of the UK’s silicon cities.

  • 21 October 2014 | Sam Gyimah MP: Why schools should be involved in nursery provision

  • We are delighted to welcome the new Minister for Early Years and Childcare, Sam Gyimah, to Policy Exchange to give his first major speech in his new position. His speech will be followed by a short panel discussion and audience Q+A.

  • 07 October 2014 | (Liberal Democrat Conference) How can UK Plc innovate to help Britain win the global race?

  • With Nick Thornsby, Lib Dem Voice (CHAIR), Jeremy Browne MP, Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange and Angela Maurer, Tesco Labs.

  • 07 October 2014 | (Liberal Democrat Conference) Fast and Furious: How can we make Britain a dynamic, fast growth, entrepreneurial economy?

  • With Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange (CHAIR), Jeremy Browne MP, Ian Steele, Deloitte and Mike Welch, BlackCircles.

  • 06 October 2014 | (Liberal Democrat Conference) Can Britain ever build 300,000 homes a year?

  • With Isabel Hardman, The Spectator (CHAIR), Stephen Williams MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Jeremy Greenwood, Lafarge Tarmac, Neil Sinden, Campaign to Protect Rural England and Chris Walker, Policy Exchange.

  • 30 September 2014 | (Conservative Conference) What is the next stage of the Conservative's schools revolution?

  • With Alice Thomson, The Times (CHAIR), Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP, Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities, Lucy Heller, ARK Schools, James O'Shaughnessy, Floreat Education and Jonathan Simons, Policy Exchange.