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Prospect think tank of the year award 2008

This year we judged think tanks not only on their ideas, but also on how much impact they made on policy makers and the public, writes David Walker.

By David Walker   October 2008

As David has just said, it’s been a lively year for tanks, but the judges also registered a large gap: little or no work that anticipated the financial crash and its consequences for fiscal policy let alone the real economy. Have tanks been bold enough, we wondered?

The judges were David Goodhart, myself—until recently the editor of the Guardian’s Public magazine—Rohan Silva, adviser to the Conservative Party leadership, Sir Lawrence Freedman, deputy principal of Kings College London, Kishwa Falkner, a Liberal Democrat peer and David Halpern, former strategy adviser to Tony Blair now at the Institute for Government.

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