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Recent Publication: The Financial Sector and the UK Economy

The Financial Sector and the UK Economy: The Danger of Over-Regulation

John McFall
Kent Matthews
Patrick Minford
David Green
Jamie Dannhauser
John Hodgson
Scott Cochrane
David B. Smith
Edward George
Publication: 23rd July 2013

The financial crisis of 2007-8, its aftermath and the bank bailouts which followed have prompted an intense interest in the financial sector and its future regulation. Politicians have responded with a series of measures to regulate and prevent a recurrence. Banks will be obliged to have higher capital ratios; investment banking will be separated from retail and the presumption will be that in future there will be no bailouts.

The authors of Politeia’s new volume*, The Financial Sector and the UK Economy: The Danger of Over-Regulation,who include some of the country’s most distinguished economists and others with specialist knowledge of the financial services industry, are in no doubt that there are serious problems to be tackled. But they raise concerns about the emphasis, volume and efficacy of current measures, which may not bring the intended results or may prove counter effective.

Recent Publication: Primary Problems for the New Curriculum

Primary Problems for the New Curriculum - Tougher Maths, Better Teachers

David Burghes

Publication: June 2013

The new Maths Curriculum will be published later this year, ready for schools to start in 2014. Ministers, now finalising their draft proposals, want the standards in mathematics expected of pupils in this country to equal those expected elsewhere.

Will the new curriculum succeed? Politeia's new study, Primary Problems for the New Curriculum: Tougher Maths, Better Teachers, analyses the draft curriculum.Its author, Prof David Burghes, welcomes the emphasis on basic academic knowledge and congratulates ministers on such emphasis. But, to aspire to the standards expected in some of the mathematically high performing countries, the final curriculum should be more demanding.

Press Coverage of Douglas Carswell Pamphlet 'After Osbrown: Mending Monetary Policy'

Politeia recently published After 'Osbrown' by Douglas Carswell MP. In the pamphet, the now first UKIP candidate to be elected to Parliament warns agains another credit-fueled recovery. Here is some of the coverage:

Daily Mail

History in the Making: The new Curriculum, Right or Wrong?

History in the Making: The new Curriculum, Right or Wrong?

David Abulafia 
Jonathan Clark 
Robert Tombs
Publication: 15th April 2013

The government's new history curriculum has yet to be finalised. But so far the draft has prompted a lively debate amongst historians, teachers and the public.

The plan for pupils to concentrate on the history of this country, from the Romans to Mrs Thatcher, strikes some critics as being too Anglocentric. Others cavil at themes or even phrases which jar on today's politically correct sensibilities.

However, as Politeia's History in the Making: The New Curriculum, Right or Wrong? suggests, such criticisms are wide of the mark.

Recent Publication: Primary Problems

Primary Problems: A First Curriculum for Mathematics

David Burghes

Publication: 3rd December 2012
Today too many children finish primary school without the foundations of mathematics, and so cannot make progress in the subject at secondary school. As a result they are not equipped to lead and participate in a full adult life. Primary Problems: A First Curriculum for Mathematics emphasises the importance of mathematics in the primary years.

Its author, Professor David Burghes, considers the examples from a group of successful, mathematically high-performing countries, Singapore, Japan and Finland. He suggests that there are lessons for this country both in terms of what is taught and when. Professor Burghes compares the government’s new proposals with these models, and while welcoming certain features, including the greater freedom for teachers, suggests where they might be modified for greater success.

This publication is kindly sponsored by OCR

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