Economics Research Fellow
Michael Taylor joined Policy Exchange in March 2017 as a Research Fellow in the Economics team. He is an experienced economist, having started his career in the Government Economic Service where he worked on competition policy, competitiveness and productivity. Michael was Chief Economist at the Institute of Directors where his research on the European single currency was influential in making the business case for the UK staying out of the Euro. Later he worked for Merrill Lynch and the economic consultancies, Lombard Street Research and Oxford Economics. His work at Policy Exchange covers all Brexit issues, monetary policy, financial market regulation, agriculture, trade and industrial strategy.
Related Posts & Publications
by Michael Taylor | Nov 27, 2017The Great Recession was the biggest setback that market economies have experienced since the Great Depression and it inevitably continues to have complex economic, social and political consequences. In the first instance policy makers had to stabilise output and wider...
by Michael Taylor | Jul 17, 2018Read Publication A economy-wide carbon tax paid by both domestic and international producers would prevent carbon leakage, level the playing field for Britain’s heavy industry, fund a dividend to be paid to taxpayers and tackle climate change, argues the new report...
by Michael Taylor | Jul 6, 2018Read Publication Britain’s competitive and dynamic sea ports are well placed to reap the rewards of growing trade flows in and out of the UK. Around £570 billion in trade passes through Britain’s sea ports and after Brexit this is likely to increase, argues Policy...
‘Without sound finance, you cannot have a strong economy with which to fund public services’ – the moral the Chancellor should choose for his Budget
by Michael Taylor | Nov 19, 2017Budgets are often seen as political ‘moments’ that can be used to recapture momentum and push the government’s domestic agenda. The Chancellor himself has said he understands that he needs to ‘tell a story’ on where the nation is going. As he puts the finishing...
RT @rcsloggett #Covid19 has shown us why the time is now for 'a new deal' for social care. Me and @harry_qp have written in @timesredbox on the opportunity for @RishiSunak to get #socialcare reform done as part of the COVID recovery: bit.ly/2OapvOw