Western economies face rising costs for pensions, healthcare and other social goods. At the same time pressure on the public finances is greater. How can government champion efficient and affordable social systems and compete in an ever tougher global market?
Politeia's 2014 economic series explores how different international systems pay for the social policies which their societies expect. It considers the principles behind successful systems. Addressing the series will be UK and international guest speakers - politicians, economists and actuaries, business and other specialists who have advised on, or created and introduced such systems. The next event will be on 3 April 2014, 6.30-7.30 p.m,.The Swiss Pensions System and Germany's Reform Plans, with Professor Lars Feld, University of Freiberg and Member of the German Council of Economic Experts (to read more, click here).
For the list of speakers click here.
On Thursday 3rd April, Professor Lars Feld* will give the second lecture in Politeia's 2014 Economic series Paying for the Future: Contributory or Tax funded Systems? when he will focus on the Swiss pension system and Germany’s current proposals to reform its system.
Recent Event - Can We Pay for the Future? Financing health and pension systems: What Lessons for Policy
On Wednesday 12th February Dr Ludger Schuknecht, opened Politeia’s 2014 economic series Paying for the Future: Contributory or Tax funded Systems?
Recent Event - Nuclear Options: What Policy for Powering the Future? with David Mowat MP and Dr Simon Taylor
Professor Roger Cashmore, David Mowat MP and Dr Simon Taylor discussed UK energy policy, the role of nuclear in the supply mix and the steps needed if nuclear is to continue at present levels.
The event was part of Politeia’s 2013-14 Energy Series.
Across the parliamentary divide, energy has moved centre stage in the policy debate. Can rising costs be curbed? If not, who should pay?
On 11th December, the Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP addressed Politeia on the future of the jury system in England and Wales.
Dominic Grieve analysed the strengths of the jury system, endorsed Professor Cheryl Thomas’s proposal to tackle the problem posed by the internet, and made clear that searching the internet for information about a trial amounts to contempt of court which is punishable by imprisonment.