Markets are the best way to create and distribute wealth, but they don’t always work well for all the people in them. We research ways that sensible interactions between the state and the private sector can maximise growth and fairness.
Which way now? Economic policy after a decade of upheaval
This report brings together the insight and research of 25 leading economists to explain the consequences of the financial crisis, the fundamental causes of the Brexit vote, what those things tells us about how economic policy should be made and implemented, and how the UK can promote inclusive growth and financial stability in the years ahead.
|Published:||08 February 2019|
4IR in the Workplace: Ensuring employers and employees benefit
This report examines the potential benefits that could be realised from the rollout of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the workplace – as well as the potential challenges for policymakers.
|Published:||14 October 2018|
What are the barriers to eating healthily in the UK?
This report focuses on three barriers to healthy eating in the UK: food affordability, food prices and access to food stores selling healthy groceries at a good price.
|Published:||12 October 2018|
The Peabody Index
This report, commissioned by Peabody, provides new insights into the lives of individuals living in social housing in London - in particular, with respect to their living standards and financial situation. It draws on data from a wide range of official sources to track and analyse developments in incomes, savings and living costs.
|Published:||25 June 2018|
4IR in the Home: Maximising the Benefits
This report examines the potential benefits that could be realised from the rollout of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) in the household – both at home and travelling to and from it.
|Published:||14 May 2018|
The cost of nationalising the water industry in England
This report presents the Social Market Foundation’s assessment of the likely costs associated with nationalising the water and sewerage industry in England.
|Published:||05 February 2018|