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Ryan Bourne

R. Evan Scharf Chair for the Public Understanding of Economics
March 12, 2020
Commentary

Sunak’s Budget Marks the Tories’ Final Retreat From Thatcherism

For arguably the first time since 1979, this week’s Budget explicitly endorsed two policy principles Conservatives have long rejected: that governments should use public spending to steer the macroeconomy and that activist government can drive innovation and long‐​run growth.

UK Telegraph
January 31, 2020
Commentary

Brexit Is Delivered. Now What?

The repatriation of control of economic policies — in trade, migration, regulation — increases the range of possibilities for an independent Britain.

UK Telegraph
January 31, 2020
Commentary

With Brexit, Britain Is Finally at the Wheel of Its Own Destiny

The key implication of leaving the E.U. is confirmation that a range of policy powers, for good or ill, will ultimately be returned to Britain, including on trade, immigration, economic regulation, state aid and competition, agriculture and fishing.

Washington Post