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Competing in a Race to the Top
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:04 March 2014
Andrew Adonis haspublished a Policy Network paper outlining the findings from his survey of more than 200 employers on the barriers to economic growth.
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Contracts not Hand-Outs
Author: Andrew Adonis
Date:27 January 2014
Andrew Adonis has today published a Policy Network paper calling for government to radically improve its own commercial relationship with small businesses.
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Progressive Politics after the Crash
Author: Olaf Cramme, Patrick Diamond and Michael McTernan
Date:02 September 2013
Those who hoped the collapse of financial markets would usher in the end of neoliberalism and rehabilitate support for traditional social democratic policy programmes have been disappointed. It is not only the irrationality of markets which is the focus of public discontent, but the inefficiency of states and the inability of elected governments to humanise and control global market capitalism.
Left without a Future?
Author: Anthony Painter
Date:08 July 2013
Left without a Future? poses a simple question: despite the failure of neo-liberalism, why has the left failed to provide an alternative that resonates? In a context of enormous social and economic change, the centre-left has not found a convincing new governing statecraft. Now it must seek to create a practical new vision in anxious rather than prosperous times.
Takeovers and the Public Interest
Author: Aeron Davis, David Offenbach, Richard Stevens & Nick Grant
Date:04 July 2013
For the last three decades annual percentage rises in executive pay for large FTSE companies in the UK have grown at a rate far outstripping those of both company growth and productivity rates while at the same time real wages have fallen for the majority of low and middle income earners. One driver of this trend is that financial activity including takeover activity, has become increasingly short-termist in nature.
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The Risk-Reward Nexus
Author: William Lazonick & Mariana Mazzucato
Date:26 November 2012
This paper offers a new perspective on why 'smart' innovation-led growth has not led to 'inclusive growth'. It argues that there is a disproportionate balance between the 'collective' distribution of risk taking in the innovation process (e.g. 'open innovation'), and the increasingly narrow distribution of the rewards.
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Where Next for Eurozone Governance?
Author: Roger Liddle, Olaf Cramme & Renaud Thillaye
Date:17 July 2012
A new research paper from Policy Network on the quest for reconciling economic logic and political dilemmas. For the Eurozone to overcome its current malaise, it urgently needs to realign the competing economic and political objectives.
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Rebalancing What?
Author: Mariana Mazzucato
Date:24 June 2012
Much of the current discussion about ‘rebalancing’ revolves around the need to reduce the size of the financial sector in favour of industrial policies that would help revive manufacturing. However, rebalancing also requires changing the dysfunctional influence that finance has had on indicators of economic performance in all sectors, including manufacturing.
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The New Wave of Mutuality
Author: Robin Murray
Date:15 June 2012
In this new Policy Network paper Robin Murray shows how co-operative societies can help overcome the environmental, social, and economic problems that neither the private market nor the state have been able to find adequately answers.
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Cameron’s Trap
Author: Ben Jackson & Gregg McClymont MP
Date:28 December 2011
As the Parties pause for the recess, Policy Network publishes asubstantial new pamphlet on the “economic trap” in which theConservatives hope to snare Labour.
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