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Economy and Tax

Is Fiscal Policy a Waste of Time? November 7th 2011
Professor Tim Congdon CBE, Chairman, International Monetary Research

After the Financial Crisis: What are the Interactions between Fiscal and Monetary Policies? June 13th 2011
Professor Harold James, Professor of Economic History, Princeton University

Government Versus the Markets, 23rd May 2011
Professor Vito Tanzi, Director of Fiscal Affairs, IMF, 1981-2001

Where Next for Japan’s Economy? Are There Lessons for the UK? 18th May 2011
Kosuke Motani, Head of Regional Development in the Development Bank of Japan, author of The Silver Tsunami, or Japan’s Non-Monetary Deflation

How to Cut Public Spending, 2nd March 2011
Lord McFall, Chairman Treasury Select Committee (2001-2010)

Assessing Fiscal Risks: The IMF framework, 26th January 2011
Carlo Cottarelli, Director of Fiscal Affairs Department, International Monetary Fund


Justice Series

Cutting Courts or the State? Is the Justice Ministry right or wrong on the Magistrates’ courts? 19th October 2011
Stanley Brodie, QC, author of The Cost to Justice: Government Policy and the Magistrates Courts
Imran Ahmad, Political Advisor to Andy Slaughter MP – Labour’s Shadow Justice Minister
Sir Ivan Lawrence, QC, former Chairman, Home Affairs Select Committee (1992-1997)
John Thornhill, Chairman, The Magistrates’ Association

How Free Should Speech Be: Where Should the Law Stop? 7th July 2011
Professor James Weinstein

The Charities, Public Benefit and the 2006 Act, 21st March 2011
Professor Peter Luxton, author of Making Law? Parliament v The Charity Commission,
Hubert Piccarda QC, author of Law and Practice Relating to Charities

Cuts in the Courts System – Shrinking the Magistrates’ Courts or the Courts Service? 16th March 2011
Stanley Brodie QC
David Howarth


Parliamentary Series

Autumn Address: Supporting Civilian Authority: What Role for the Military? 17th October 2011
Nick Harvey MP, Minister of State for the Armed Forces

Adapt Or Die? Can Britain Compete in a Changing World? 4th October 2011
Andrew Tyrie MP
Jacob Rees-Mogg MP
Simon Nixon, The Wall Street Journal
Chas Roy-Chowdhury – ACCA

Human Rights or British Freedoms? Where Should the Law Stop? 4th October 2011
Rt Hon Dominic Grieve
Martin Howe QC
Janet Daley, The Sunday Telegraph

Making Our Way in a Global Economy: What’s the Best Policy for Britain? 3rd October 2011
David Gauke MP
Brooks Newmark MPDr Gerard Lyons, Standard Chartered
Julian Glover, The Guardian

Populism, Politics and the National Interest: Should politicians or the public have the last word? 14th February 2011
The Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, The Attorney General for England and Wales
Janet Daley, Columnist, The Sunday Telegraph
Professor John Marenbon, Trinity College Cambridge


Pensions, Benefits and Saving

Spring Address: Tackling Unemployment and the Benefits Culture, 17th May 2011
The Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Minister of State for Work and Pensions