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Liberal Democrat Party Conference 2014

The Social Market Foundation’s Glasgow Fringe Programme

Conservative Party Conference 2014

The Social Market Foundation’s Birmingham Fringe Programme

Labour Party Conference 2014

The Social Market Foundation’s Manchester Fringe Programme

Venturing Forth: Increasing High Value Entrepreneurship

Launch of a new SMF report which sets out the links between entrepreneurial activity and growth; and address the barriers holding back those with the most potential.

SMF Summer Reception: What’s next for the radical centre?

The SMF Summer Reception is bringing together the voices of the radical centre (our term, not theirs) for a shared discussion about the big issues lying beneath public service reform.

SMF Keynote: Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

A Keynote Address at the SMF by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP

Chalk + Talk with Professor Patrick Dunleavy

Professor Patrick Dunleavy, LSE, will discuss ways of increasing productivity in public services

The Meritocrat’s Manifesto with Dominic Raab MP

Launch of ‘The Meritocrat’s Manifesto’ by Dominic Raab MP. Raab will debate The Guardian’s Aditya Chakrabortty.

Unlocking Development: The role of enterprise

Policy roundtable with CAGE Warwick on the role of enterprise in development.

Chalk + Talk with Professor Stephen Gibbons

This Chalk + Talk summarises recent quantitative research on neighbours, peers and educational achievement

Chalk + Talk with Professor Dieter Helm CBE

Professor Dieter Helm will discuss what’s next for UK energy policy.

How can we tackle in-work poverty?

This roundtable will ask if tax, wage subsidies & minimum wages are the right tools to tackle in-work poverty

Chalk + Talk with Professor Karen Rowlingson

Professor Karen Rowlingson will discuss the role of wealth in inequality.

Child poverty: Does throwing money at the problem work?

As part of JRF’s 2015 anti-poverty strategy, this events will discuss child poverty and social mobility.

Chalk + Talk with Professor John Kay

Leading economist Professor John Kay will discuss the economic challenges facing an independent Scotland.

Chalk + Talk with Professor Sascha Becker

Professor Sascha Becker discusses whether EU Structural Funds have positive growth effects.

Chalk + Talk with Professor Stephen Roper

Professor Stephen Roper discusses support for a UK mid-market growth as a policy opportunity.

Chalk + Talk with Professor Charles Goodhart CBE

Professor Charles Goodhart CBE, LSE, gives a prognosis for the eurozone and European Banking Union.

SMF Chalk + Talk with Nicholas Oulton

Nicholas Oulton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE, will defend GDP growth as a policy target.

SMF Chalk + Talk with Professor Christopher Pissarides

Nobel Prizewinning economist Professor Christopher Pissarides will talk on the labour market

The future of think tank communications

How can think tanks adapt to a changing communications environment?

What makes a good apprenticeship?

This breakfast discussion will focus on what a quality apprenticeship scheme should look like.

The Social Market and its Discontents

Analysing capitalism and public policy: what future for markets in policymaking?