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Kristian Niemietz

Head of Health and Welfare at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), London

Kristian Niemietz is a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA), London. He studied Economics at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Universidad de Salamanca, graduating in 2007 as Diplom-Volkswirt (MSc in Economics). He is also a PhD student in Political Economy at King’s College London.

Kristian previously worked as a Research Fellow at the Berlin-based Institute for Free Enterprise (IUF), and as an economics tutor at King’s College London. During his graduate studies, he interned at the Central Bank of Bolivia and the National Statistics Office of Paraguay.
He is the author of the books ‘Redefining the Poverty Debate’ and ‘A New Understanding of Poverty’, which won the 2011 Templeton Freedom Award and the 2012 Arthur Seldon Award for Excellence.

Post-Brexit Coalitions: Hotel California, Leave-means-Leave and Team Norway

There are two words in the English language that might go all but extinct in the near future: 'Eurosceptic' and 'Europhile' (plus their various synonyms). If a 'Eurosceptic' is somebody who wants to leave the European Union, and if a 'Europhile' is somebody who wants to stay inside, then Brexit will render both terms obsolete. My guess is that the uneasily coalitions, which these two terms have come to denote, will now split three ways.
01/07/2016 14:22 BST

Co-Payments Could Be Beneficial for Both the NHS and Its Patients

But perhaps the most beneficial effect of a co-payment system would be in its impact on our attitudes as medical consumers. Whenever we pay for something ourselves, we are much less willing to put up with shoddy services. Co-payments would make us much less tolerant of the medical establishment's capriciousness.
25/06/2013 13:14 BST