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At the Institute, Madsen was part of the influential team which pioneered privatization and the extension of market choices and incentives. The Institute itself remains at the forefront of a worldwide movement towards competitive free markets and free trade. He has degrees in economics, philosophy and psychology, gaining a PhD from the University of St Andrews in He contributes to the leading UK print and broadcast media on current issues, and his recent popular publications The Best Book on the Market, The Rotten State of Britain and The Alternative Manifesto have attracted considerable attention.
He has also contributed articles to national magazines and newspapers on subjects ranging from health policy, economic management, taxation and public spending, transport, pensions, and welfare. While working for trade and political risk insurer Atradius he simultaneously studied for an MSc in Financial Services Management.
Matt moved to work in the City of London as an underwriter in before he joined the Government of Catalonia where he was a trade and investment adviser. He was a Co-director of Political City. His research interests are in trade, Brexit and financial services regulation.
He tweets as MRJKilcoyne. His research interests include immigration economics, drug policy, sex work regulation, and lifestyle freedom. In his spare time, he enjoys motorsports, poker, gaming, hiking, and saving the reputation of his home county — Essex.
He tweets as DanielPryorr. He has authored and contributed to multiple reports for the Institute, including Safeguarding Progress , Ready for Takeoff and The Neoliberal Manifesto. He has also worked for Australian politicians, in digital communications, and founded a mobile application development start-up. He tweets as matthewlesh. He is currently on a gap year and is reapplying to university.
He enjoys playing sports, coffee and pub quizzes. He tweets as charliepaice. She is interested in learning how greater economic liberty leads to greater personal liberty. Julia is interested in tracking the liberalisation of Spain and Latin America, areas that are historically illberal. Her particular interests include the nanny state, the gig economy and any policy area that has implications for personal freedom.
She is a particular fan of Spanish game shows. About the ASI. Our People. Tax Freedom Day. About Adam Smith. The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The Wealth of Nations. Adam Smith Quotes. Partnered Conferences. Adam Smith Lecture. Dr Madsen Pirie's Memories. The Next Generation.
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He tweets as matthewlesh Charlie Paice, Research Assistant. He tweets as charliepaice Julia Behan, Research Assistant. Email Address. Sign Up.
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My name is Madsen Pirie. I am President of the Adam Smith Institute, the free market think tank which researches policy proposals that work towards a free economy and a free society. I was one of its founders. I continue my academic interests by publishing books about philosophy written for the intelligent lay reader.