Author: Liam Byrne

Blog: UK recovery now worse than after Great Depression

by Liam Byrne

The research confirmed that the path of the recession in 1929-31 followed a similar path to the crisis of 2008-09 but the recovery over the last ten years has been much slower. Ten years after the Wall Street financial crash, Britain had left the Gold Standard and, like today, pursued a policy [...]

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Blog: The New Agenda for Tax Reform

by Liam Byrne

Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have created a world of very rich elites and very remote elites, where the top one per cent now control half of global wealth – 85 families own more than three billion of the world’s people – while public life has been drained of politics and the […]

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Blog: Welcome to the Future of Political Economy

by Liam Byrne

In the US, new research shows that in the rust-belt states an incredible 40% of those born in 1980 are worse off than their parents. Here in the UK the gender pay gap still looms large – and as the Institute for Fiscal Studies revealed, there has been a four-fold increase in the number of […]

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Blog: Don’t depoliticise inclusive growth!

That was the conclusion – both optimistic and pessimistic at the same time – that I drew at the end of a very interesting day spent in Glasgow two or three weeks ago as a delegate at what was described, with genuine national pride, as ‘Scotland’s Inclusive Growth Conference’.  It was highly [...]

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Blog: The social economy is missing in strategies to create more i

We therefore need to also look at how we structure economic activity, whether to improve access to and create ‘decent jobs’, or to ensure that people share more fairly in the proceeds of ‘growth’. It was for this reason that the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) funded a piece of work that I was [...]

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Blog: Why Rebuild Macroeconomics?

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has invested in a brand-new network to understand the macroeconomy. This is an extraordinary opportunity; we know of no comparable research funding anywhere in the world. Through our network, Rebuilding Macroeconomics, over the next four years we [...]

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Video: Interview with Tom Kibasi and Michael Jacobs – a New V

Tom Kibasi, Director of the IPPR and Michael Jacobs, Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice, talk with APPG chair Liam Byrne MP about the IPPR's new report on a New Vision for the British Economy.

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