Dr Graham Gudgin
Chief Economic Adviser
Dr Graham Gudgin is Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Adviser. He is currently Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (CBR) in the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He is also visiting Professor at the University of Ulster and Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre, and was senior Economic Adviser at Oxford Economics from 2007 to 2015. He was Director of the ESRC-funded Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre from 1985 to 1998 when he became Special Adviser to the First Minister in the NI Assembly until 2002. Prior to this he was economics fellow at Selwyn College, Cambridge and a member of the Cambridge Economic Policy Group under Wynne Godley. He is the author of a large number of books, reports and journal articles on regional economic growth in the UK, the growth of small firms and electoral systems. He is currently working with Ken Coutts on a macro-economic model and forecasts for the UK economy and on the economic impact of Brexit.
Related Posts & Publications
The EU’s own report confirms that the Irish Border issue can be resolved with technology – does this expose other motivations in Dublin and Brussels?
by Dr Graham Gudgin | Feb 21, 2018Remaining within the customs union would give the UK tariff free access to the EU without any border controls. Unlike a free trade area, in the customs union the UK would be bound by the common external tariff and would maintain border controls for goods coming from...
The national interest is best served by an open debate on the impact of Brexit – not spurious comparisons
by Dr Graham Gudgin | Feb 8, 2018Lord Turnbull, former Head of the Civil Service and Cabinet Secretary, has attacked leading Brexiters – in particular the assertion that Treasury officials had deliberately developed an impact assessment model to show that all Brexit options were bad. This culminated...
by Dr Graham Gudgin | Dec 10, 2017A British perspective Last Monday’s Progress Agreement has been applauded by most people, including prominent Brexiteers, as a classic application of ambiguity to moving past the Brussels roadblock. As proof of the ambiguity even the Dublin media, normally united on...
by Dr Graham Gudgin | Nov 26, 2017The long-threatened hard line on the Irish border taken by the Irish Prime Minister has now emerged as a key break point in the Brexit negotiations. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar made it clear last Friday in a Sky News interview that Ireland will veto next month’s potential...
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