Dr Gerard Lyons is a Senior Fellow 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, Boris Johnson 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.
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by Gerard Lyons | Jul 2, 2021Related Content This was a good news week for the City and for the UK’s levelling up agenda. Nissan’s announcement of a significant investment in Sunderland was an important moment. Not just in terms of the jobs it will safeguard and create, but also given the...
by Gerard Lyons | May 21, 2021Related Content A Strategy Paper A policy of ‘benign neglect’ towards the City and the UK’s financial services sector since 2016 is no longer enough to maintain its competitiveness in the face of an aggressive EU and intense global competition, warns Gerard Lyons. But...
by Gerard Lyons | May 17, 2021Related Content “My Government will help more people to own their own home whilst enhancing the rights of those who rent.” These words, from Her Majesty, during the Queen’s Speech, reflect an important focus for the Government. It was only last autumn that the Prime...
by Gerard Lyons | Feb 7, 2021Related Content Addressing housing market challenges This paper’s contribution to the housing policy debate is to outline the policies that are needed on the demand side. Too often, on the demand side, the Government’s policy interventions have resulted in higher...
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RT @jthalassites Just as @RBKC have said, new @Policy_Exchange report recommends a ‘London levy’ on PSPO fines - so that @londoncouncils boroughs, such as @CityWestminster and @WbrAssociation, can roll out acoustic cameras to tackle noise pollution. policyexchange.org.u… pic.twitter.com/I6zA…
RT @CGG_Mac Wrote a thing about the Government's new Way to Work policy. It is probably a timely intervention, but the key takeaway is that I do not envy the Government when it comes to labour market policy right now. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @benjaminbarnard As Londoners leave for the suburbs and the countryside, do they take their politics with them? What will be the effect of internal migration for the so-called "Blue Wall"? That is the BIG question for politics in the 2020s and 2030s. pic.twitter.com/7fm6…
RT @technopopulist I wrote for @Policy_Exchange about the importance of cities as biological reservoirs and venues for ecological repair. Trees have the power to transform urban life by enticing residents to spend more time outside. policyexchange.org.u…