Mark Littlewood is the director general of the U.K.-based Institute of Economic Affairs and the IEA’s Ralph Harris Fellow. Under his leadership, the IEA has continued to communicate the benefits of free markets to an even wider audience around the world. In 2014, Littlewood was ranked 38th on the Times’s “Right-wing Power List,” and in 2011 was named “Liberal Voice of the Year” by the Liberal Democrat Voice. Mark frequently comments on political and economic issues on television and radio, including BBC Question Time, Any Questions, Newsnight, Channel 4 News, Sky News, Radio 4's Today Programme, and LBC. Prior to the IEA, Mark was head of media for the Liberal Democrats before going on to found Progressive Vision, a classical liberal think tank. Mark was educated at Balliol College, Oxford.