Where are the right-wing proposals for GDP alternatives?

Here are two facts that everyone who’s interested in political economy knows:

1. GDP as a measure of national prosperity is flawed.

2. Critiquing GDP is a left-wing talking point. If you come across someone on the Today Programme or Twitter promoting…

Or, The Quantity vs Quality Theories of Innovation

by Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

It sometimes seems that there are two ideal-typical books about innovation policy: ‘Apollo, therefore socialism’ and ‘wheely suitcases, therefore libertarianism’.

One school of thought is based on the underlying economic reality that innovation investments have spillovers…

How might an intangible-intensive economy respond differently to a pandemic, and to the policies governments put in place to control it?

By Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake

As governments and businesses race to work out how to respond to the economic challenges of COVID-19, we thought it would be useful…

A weird and disturbing change has come over the Conservative Party.

I’m not talking about the raging divisions and defections over Brexit, or the fact it seems to be preparing to get rid of yet another leader — after all, civil war over Europe and regicide are longstanding Tory traditions.

Stian Westlake

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