Mark Blyth

Discussion paper

Beyond bailouts

The global COVID-19 pandemic has required unprecedented government action at an unprecedented pace. This discussion paper has been commissioned to provide rapid analysis and expertise to the UK government.

Austerity: the history of a dangerous idea

Austerity is the order of the day in Europe, but Professor Mark Blyth argues that austerity is a very dangerous idea and does not work. While it makes sense for any one state to try and cut its way to growth, it simply cannot work...