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The Adam Smith Institute is one of the world's leading think tanks. Independent, non-profit and non-partisan, it works to promote libertarian and free market ideas through research, publishing, media commentary, and educational programmes. The Institute is today at the forefront of making the case for free markets and a free society in the United Kingdom.

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Isn’t it EUronic

I actually can’t tell if they’re kidding or not. From the BBC: The UK has been told it must pay an extra £1.7bn (2.1bn euros) towards the European Union’s budget because the economy has performed better than expected in... Read More »

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Lunchtime Lecture with Russ Roberts: What Adam Smith Can Teach Us About Communicating Economics and Liberty

Russ Roberts is Research Associate at the Hoover Institute, co-creator of the Keynes v Hayek rap battle, host of the wildly popular EconTalk podcast, and author of the new book ‘How Adam Smith Can Change your Life‘. Russ will... More Details »

Recent Research

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Why gamergate will lose

Gamergate is one of the most interesting cultural issues that has appeared in years. It is a rare time that the losing side of the culture war has put up a... Read More »

Parliamentary Snapshot: MPs on Entrepreneurship

Members of Parliament may talk a good talk about their desire to support entrepreneurship in the UK, but in practice there are multiple, competing policy options open to them – whether this is increasing tax breaks, spending more in... Read More »