If it makes you happy… What role does subjective wellbeing play in Levelling Up?
The Government promised to make a legal commitment to increasing wellbeing and reducing disparities in it across the UK. This paper considers how subjective wellbeing fits with the rest of the levelling up strategy, especially in relation to places that are prosperous, healthy and well educated, but nevertheless have low wellbeing.
|Published:||11 May 2022|
Baby bust and baby boom: Examining the liberal case for pronatalism
This briefing paper considers the liberal case for explicitly ‘pronatalist’ policies that aim to increase the birth rate in the UK.
|Published:||20 September 2021|
|Author(s):||Scott Corfe, Aveek Bhattacharya|
Accelerator Zones: how to turbocharge economic opportunity across the UK
This briefing paper, authored by Conservative MPs Bim Afolami and Laura Trott sets out the case for new "Accelerator Zones" to be established across the UK, designed to drive innovation and growth in university towns and cities.
|Published:||21 February 2021|
|Author(s):||Bim Afolami MP, Laura Trott MP|
Seven lessons from Singapore: what Britain should really learn from the “Singapore model”
Key points Singapore has experienced extraordinary economic success since the 1960s. Between 1970-2019, Singapore’s annual GDP-per-capita growth averaged 4.7%, compared to the UK’s 1.9%. The UK should aspire to grow...
|Published:||27 January 2021|
Anarchy in the UK (and Everywhere Else): The Ideological Roots of Populism
This briefing paper by Mirko Draca, Director of CAGE, sheds new light on the recent upsurge of populist movements shaking Western democracies, finding that populism is underpinned by a distrust in institutions.
|Published:||18 September 2019|
Centre Ground – Six Values of Mainstream Britain
This pamphlet describes six values characteristic of British mainstream opinion, setting out how these values are distinct from those on the extremes, and giving practical policy examples of how each value can translate into reality.
|Published:||18 June 2018|
Happy voters briefing
This briefing paper published by the SMF and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), shows that happier a voter is, the more likely they are to vote for an incumbent government party.
|Published:||31 May 2017|
|Author(s):||Eugenio Proto, Federica Liberini, Michela Redoano|