Head of Research, Ben Southwood, debates the merits of Jeremy Corbyn's political agenda and shadow cabinet appointees on BBC News.
Deputy Director of the Adam Smith Institute Sam Bowman spoke to Sky News about the benefits of social media, including access to new people and new information.
Head of Research at the Adam Smith Institute Ben Southwood spoke to BBC Look North about the benefits of zero-hours contracts, including higher employments rates and flexibility, which the majority of workers on zero-hours contracts prefer.
Head of Communications Kate Andrews took part in the Sky News debate, arguing that government childcare subsidies feed a crony, highly regulated market; this vicious cycle keeps the cost of childcare much higher than it needs to be and prices many families out of extra childcare hours they need to purchase out of their own pocket.
Deputy Director Sam Bowman spoke to BBC Radio 4 PM about the benefits of both high-skilled and low-skilled immigration, and argued that both forms have positive economic impact on the UK economy.
Head of Communications Kate Andrews highlighted the methodology problems with the Chartered Management Institute's gender wage gap study, which compared men and women's annual earnings rather than their hourly earnings; this most likely proves that men work more hours per year, not that they are paid more because of their gender.
Deputy Director of the Adam Smith Institue Sam Bowman wrote an op-ed for City AM, arguing that accepting more refugees into the UK would not simply be the right thing to do, but would be good for the UK's economic prosperity as well.
Most people think that we have a duty to help refugees fleeing totalitarianism or war, wherever they come from.Our sense of duty, however, is tempered by concerns that taking too many refugees will harm us, or that some are merely economic migrants. But these costs are overstated.Though, in general, the evidence shows that immigrants are quite good for the countries they go to, asylum seekers and economic migrants from extremely poor countries are driven by what economists call “exogenous” factors that are not related to simple supply and demand.Because they are being “pushed” by war or poverty more than “pulled” by job opportunities, they might be less benign for the countries they go to. But we actually do have some evidence about how they affect natives.
The Adam Smith Institute's stance on migration and economic growth have featured in Vanity Fair:
As London’s Adam Smith Institute has constantly reiterated, migration is essential for economic growth and it supplies labor in areas of the market where the host country struggles to fill jobs, both of which you would expect a presidential candidate and freebooting capitalist like Trump to know.