Richard Layard

A Global Apollo Programme to tackle climate change

Leading thinkers across the worlds of science, public service and academia have launched a new global programme to combat climate change. Richard Layard outlines their proposal for big public investment in research that will dramatically reduce the costs of clean energy.

In the past, governments faced with existential threats to their country have called on their scientists and engineers to […]

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Our top five interviews of 2014

To mark the end of 2014 we’ve compiled the top five EUROPP interviews from the last year (measured by visits and number of shares on social media).

“We’re looking at a complete collapse of standard left and right ideologies”

Traditional political and economic models have been challenged by their inability to predict the financial crisis and their failure to bring […]

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    Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

Five minutes with Richard Layard: “Mental illness is the biggest single cause of misery in our society”

In an interview with Joel Suss, editor of the British Politics and Policy blog, Richard Layard discusses the importance of combating mental illness and his new book, Thrive: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies, which he co-authored with David Clark. Both authors presented the findings and arguments of their new book at a public event at the LSE with […]

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Fiscal contractions to reduce deficits can only slow down the recovery: Richard Layard explains the Manifesto for Economic Sense

Richard Layard discusses his ‘Manifesto for Economic Sense’, co-authored with Paul Krugman, which argues that fiscal deficits are due to stagnation, and that further austerity to reduce deficits will only slow down the recovery. Thousands of economists disagree with the austerity policies being followed in so many countries. Yet few speak out and I am one of the guilty ones. That is […]

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