Matthew Sinclair

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"Matthew Sinclair studied economics and economic history at the London School of Economics at undergraduate and Master’s level. His Master’s thesis examined the effects of government deficits in the United Kingdom during the twentieth century.

"Matthew joined the TaxPayers’ Alliance in May 2007 as a Policy Analyst. At the beginning of December 2008 he became Research Director and then in November 2010 became its first Director, managing the campaign, digital, grassroots and research activities of the TPA on a day to day basis. He has produced pioneering studies on public spending, the dynamic effects of tax cuts, the National Health Service, trade unions, crime, big government projects, financial services regulation, hate education in the Palestinian territories, and taxpayer funded lobbying and environmental policy. His reports have seen extensive coverage, including numerous front page stories and broadcast reports.

"In March 2010, Biteback published a TPA book Matthew had edited, How to Cut Public Spending (and still win an election). The book provided the most comprehensive analysis available of the UK's fiscal situation and the decisions needed to deliver spending cuts. In August 2011 they will publish a new book he has written about climate change policy, Let Them Eat Carbon: the price of failing climate change policies, and how governments and big business profit from them.

"He has also represented the TaxPayers’ Alliance frequently on radio, television – with numerous appearances on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, Bloomberg, CNBC, the Daily Politics and Newsnight – and in person at a range of events both in UK and abroad - in Rome, Washington DC, Brussels, Strasbourg and New York. He played a leading role in London’s largest free market demonstration in years, the Rally Against Debt, which saw hundreds turn out and secured extensive broadcast media coverage."[1]


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  1. TaxPayers’ Alliance Matthew Sinclair, organizational web page, accessed July 8, 2012.