What Economic Reform should have looked liked

The turn to economic liberalisation from the 1970s on used ideas from the academy to address the problems of over-regulation and economic policy making by deal doing. But once underway, what began in a promising intellectual ferment degraded rapidly into a deregulatory formula.

In this talk Nicholas Gruen explored what those ideas were, where they worked and where they didn’t. And based on his own work he sketched out numerous ideas that might have replenished the intellectual larder as we went.

Martin Wolf provided a commentary on Nicholas’s proposals followed by Q&A with the audience.

Nicholas Gruen

Nicholas is a policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator, founder of Lateral Economics and Peach Financial, Visiting Professor at Kings College London Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor at UTS Business School.

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Martin Wolf CBE

Martin is a British journalist who focuses on economics. He is the associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. He has been a forum fellow at the …

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