Sponsors

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The Institute for New Economic Thinking is non-partisan, non-profit think tank dedicated to the pursuit of innovative economic theories and methods that address society’s most pressing concerns. INET’s work is grounded in history and is multidisciplinary by nature. It is based on the premise that complexity and uncertainty are inherent in economic and financial systems, and questions traditional economic theories that assume human behavior to be rational and predictable.

Since its inception in 2009, INET has been committed to building a global community with thousands of new economic thinkers through its grantees and research networks, partnerships with leading universities and institutions, high-profile events, and free interactive education tools. To learn more about the Institute and its work, please visit ineteconomics.org.

INET’s 2017 Conference will take place immediately following the Festival, at the Edinburgh International Conference center for the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET)’s 2017 Conference, from 21-23 October 2017). Learn more about it here!

 

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The Resolution Trust acts as catalyst, convenor and sponsor of work with a range of partners to promote shared growth and reforms that distribute power more widely across society. It oversees the not-for-profit work of the Resolution Group.

The Resolution Trust takes a specific interest in long-term problems that are often viewed as intractable due to the short-term nature of the political cycle. The approach taken is non-partisan, evidence-based and draws on international experience.

Its main areas of current work include support for:

  • Resolution Foundation – the leading UK economic and social policy think-tank that seeks to improve the living standards of those on low to middle incomes.
  • Prospect magazine – the UK’s leading magazine of ideas (owned by Resolution Trust).
  • WorkerTech – a partnership established with Bethnal Green Ventures that develops innovative ideas using tech to support the low-wage workforce.
  • Employment, Equity and Growth programme at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Oxford University – this undertakes research into the economic theory, policies and institutional changes required for more inclusive growth.