Gerard Lyons

Chief Economic Adviser


Dr Gerard Lyons is Chief Economic Adviser at Policy Exchange. He is a leading expert on the world economy, global financial markets, and economic and regulatory policy. Formerly he was Chief Economic Adviser to the Mayor of London, and he also has 27 years’ experience in The City in senior roles with leading international banks, including Standard Chartered, DKB International, and Swiss Bank, where he had an excellent forecasting record. He is also Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth Investments, and sits on the advisory boards at both Warwick Business School, and the Grantham Institute at the LSE and Imperial College. He co-founded Economists for Brexit, and his ebook, The UK Referendum: An Easy Guide to Leaving the EU, was released by Amazon. His first book, The Consolations of Economics, was serialised in the Daily Telegraph, and he is a regular press and television commentator. He frequently speaks at major domestic and global economic and financial conferences.

Gerard Lyons

Related Posts & Publications

Clean Brexit

Clean Brexit

Read Publication In a major contribution to the public debate on Brexit, Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Advisor, Dr Gerard Lyons, and leading Telegraph economics commentator, Liam Halligan, have set out proposals for a ‘Clean Brexit’. Former Conservative Chancellor...
The Lessons of 1976 and Relevance for Now

The Lessons of 1976 and Relevance for Now

This coming week forty years ago, the UK was bailed out by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). To commemorate this, on Thursday December 9th, a panel discussion was hosted by the Treasury, organised in conjunction with the Official Monetary Financial Institutions...
Gerard Lyons comments on the Autumn Statement

Gerard Lyons comments on the Autumn Statement

New Statesman: The Autumn Statement was positive, despite the Treasury’s pessimism ‘The Chancellor’s speech highlighted some of the major challenges. He signalled out the budget deficit as well as low wages, low investment and low productivity. The...
Sterling: A View

Sterling: A View

The fall in the pound to date is good news for the economy. If this were to develop into a sterling crisis, however, it would become a problem for us all. It is necessary to recognise the benefits of the pound’s depreciation, but it is also important to keep this in...