decentralisation

June 29, 2016

Brexit: a Natural Experiment for the EU

Can a country do better after leaving the EU? Indeed, we can perform an even more granular analysis and seek to establish in which policy areas the greater policy flexibility and decentralisation which comes with departure might outweigh the cost of losing the EU’s four freedoms and its constitutional barriers against bad government policy.
November 13, 2015

Can We Have Integration Without Centralisation?

Philip Booth at the Institute of Economic Affairs makes a resolute case for Britain to become a federal country. He outlines the faults and imbalances of the UK’s current constitutional settlement, where powers are devolved to some of the nations – notably Scotland – while they remain centralised at the Westminster Parliament for others.
November 11, 2015

Deregulation and Reforms Are the Missing Ingredient in the Recovery

Writing in the Financial Times (“In the long shadow of the Great Recession,” 10 November), Martin Wolf meditates on the possible causes of substandard growth performance by many European economies in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis.