Our 2014 fringe programme will seek to tackle issues from our key research priorities: increasing productivity; changing financial services; tackling the cost of living; and, reforming public services. See a full list of our activity across the three conferences.
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We are delighted to welcome Professor Alison Wolf CBE to discuss the issue of gender in British political and economic life.
We are delighted to welcome Professor Charlie Jeffery to discuss Scottish independence on Thursday 21 August, 12:30-1:30pm.
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.
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.
A Keynote Address at the SMF by the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills the Rt Hon Vince Cable MP
Professor Patrick Dunleavy, LSE, will discuss ways of increasing productivity in public services
Launch of ‘The Meritocrat’s Manifesto’ by Dominic Raab MP. Raab will debate The Guardian’s Aditya Chakrabortty.
Policy roundtable with CAGE Warwick on the role of enterprise in development.
This Chalk + Talk summarises recent quantitative research on neighbours, peers and educational achievement
Launch of a new SMF report looking at in-work progression.
Launch of a new report examining the UK’s middle income households since 2007
Professor Dieter Helm will discuss what’s next for UK energy policy.
This roundtable will ask if tax, wage subsidies & minimum wages are the right tools to tackle in-work poverty
Launch of new SMF report on the future of banking
Professor Karen Rowlingson will discuss the role of wealth in inequality.
Keynote speech from Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Chris Leslie MP
George Freeman MP will discuss the revolutionary potential of data in healthcare.
This roundtable discussion will explore in-work poverty, affordable housing and housing supply.
At this events Dr Anthony Seldon will launch his latest SMF pamphlet on the UK’s educational divide
Health and Social Care policy dinner with Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP. By invitation only.
As part of JRF’s 2015 anti-poverty strategy, this events will discuss child poverty and social mobility.
Leading economist Professor John Kay will discuss the economic challenges facing an independent Scotland.
Professor Sascha Becker discusses whether EU Structural Funds have positive growth effects.
The launch of a pamphlet by Universities Minister David Willetts MP.
Professor Stephen Roper discusses support for a UK mid-market growth as a policy opportunity.
Professor Charles Goodhart CBE, LSE, gives a prognosis for the eurozone and European Banking Union.
The third in a series of three roundtable discussions on the Single Local Growth Fund.
Andy Burnham MP and Stephen Dorrell MP debate the case for integrating health and social care.
This events will discuss whether the UK could benefit from more diversity of business ownership structures.
Nicholas Oulton, Senior Visiting Research Fellow at the LSE, will defend GDP growth as a policy target.
Nobel Prizewinning economist Professor Christopher Pissarides will talk on the labour market
Second of three eventss on the Single Local Growth Fund.
First of three eventss on the Single Local Growth Fund.
Join Oliver Letwin to discuss community budgets
How can think tanks adapt to a changing communications environment?
This breakfast discussion will focus on what a quality apprenticeship scheme should look like.