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It is 40 years since Mervyn King and I wrote a book together on The British Tax System, advocating comprehensive tax reform. Much of what we advocated has come to pass, but more by stealth than design.
The asset management sector in the UK is very competitive, but not very price competitive. This apparent paradox runs through the FCA’s report on asset management, but is never adequately recognised or explained. But only by acknowledging it can regulators help to create an industry which works better for investors and for the economy as a whole.
John's presentation at the 44th Economics Conference of the Austrian central bank (ONB).
This is an extract from work in progress by John Kay and Mervyn King, on the importance of radical uncertainty and the misuse of probabilities. The book is provisionally entitled “Through a Glass Darkly" More to come!
The Labour and Conservative party election manifestos mark a retreat from the economic liberalism of the years from 1980 to 2015. There is a risk that the real achievements in removing obstacles to productivity and innovation will be steadily eroded.
Why do business leaders often fail in applying their skills to politics?
Basic income schemes cannot work and distract from sensible, feasible and necessary welfare reforms.
John's contribution to this book, published by Springer in March 2017.
In a modern capitalist economy, almost everything is for sale, including risks. Markets can transfer known risks to people or institutions who can handle...
This is a paper John delivered at a festschrift for Leslie Hannah, the leading British business historian of his (and my) generation. Les and I have been friends and colleagues since we were both young fellows of St Johns College Oxford in the 1970s and my first book, Concentration in Modern Industry, published in 1977, was co-authored with him.