27 January 2020

CapX Live: Reviving Economic Thinking on the Right


The CapX team are delighted to announce that Sam Bowman, Stian Westlake, and Neil O’Brien MP will be joining us for the next CapX Live event held on the 4th of March.  We will be discussing Sam and Stian’s excellent recent paper ‘Reviving Economic Thinking on the Right‘ , which sets out a fresh, achievable policy agenda for the centre-right on tax, tech, infrastructure and innovation.

Sam Bowman is Principal at Fingleton, where he works on competition in digital markets, and is former Executive Director of the Adam Smith Institute.

Stian Westlake is a writer and policy adviser, specialising in economics, technology and public policy. He served as adviser to three science and universities ministers from 2017 to 2019. Before that, he was an Executive Director at Nesta, the UK’s national foundation for innovation, and a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in London and Silicon Valley. Stian is co-author of Capitalism Without Capital, and is currently writing a new book: Tomorrow, Interrupted: barriers to growth in the new economy.

Neil O’Brien is Conservative MP for Harborough, Oadby & Wigston. He is a former adviser at Number 10 Downing St, and a former director of the thinktanks Open Europe and Policy Exchange. He is also one of the co-founders of the thinktank Onward.

The event will be hosted at the Centre for Policy Studies, 57 Tufton Street, Westminster at 6.30pm and will last about an hour.

You can buy tickets for the event HERE

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