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Mathew Lawrence

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Discussion paper

The digital Commonwealth: from private enclosure to collective benefit

Digital technology could deliver enormous socio-economic benefits across Britain. At the moment, the development and adoption of these and future technologies have been almost entirely market-led, with little to no strategic policy response from governments around the world.
Report

Prosperity and justice: a plan for the new economy

This final report from the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice argues that the economy is not working for millions of people and needs fundamental reform. Average earnings have stagnated for more than a decade; young people are set to be poorer than their parents and...
Policy report

Our common wealth: a citizens' wealth fund for the UK

This paper sets out an illustrative model of how the United Kingdom could set up a Citizens’ Wealth Fund, which would pay out a universal dividend to all young citizens from 2030/31.
Discussion paper

Managing automation: Employment, inequality and ethics in the digital age

This discussion paper argues that public policy should seek to accelerate automation to reap the productivity benefits, while building new institutions to ensure the dividends of technological change are broadly shared.