Christopher Snowdon

Christopher Snowdon is the head of Lifestyle Economics at the Institute of Economic Affairs. His research focuses on lifestyle freedoms, prohibition and policy-based evidence. He is a regular contributor to Spectator Health, City AM and The Telegraph and often appears on TV and radio discussing social and economic issues.

Snowdon’s work encompasses a diverse range of topics including ‘sin taxes’, state funding of charities, happiness economics, ‘public health’ regulation, gambling and the black market. He is the editor of the Nanny State Index and the author of four books: ‘Selfishness, Greed and Capitalism’ (2015), ‘The Art of Suppression’ (2011), ‘The Spirit Level Delusion’ (2010) and ‘Velvet Glove, Iron Fist’ (2009).

Related Sessions
Saturday 17 October 2015, 12.00 Frobisher Auditorium 2
Saturday 17 October 2015, 17.30 Frobisher Auditorium 2

Publications

The Spirit Level Delusion: fact-checking the Left’s new theory of everything (Democracy Institute/Little Dice, 2010)

From bullet trains to driverless cars: where is transport going?

"Some of the freest speech I have enjoyed in years."
Baroness Ruth Deech QC, crossbench peer; chairman, Bar Standards Board

follow the Academy of Ideas

Newsletter

Keep up to date with Academy of Ideas news and events by joining our mailing list.