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 | 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...
by Michael Taylor | Feb 12, 2018Read Publication Britain should unilaterally eliminate all our remaining tariffs to be a true champion of free trade after Brexit, according to Policy Exchange’s new report Global Champion: The Case for Unilateral Free Trade. Not only would this drive down prices for...
by Michael Taylor | Aug 1, 2017Read Publication Farming Tomorrow, a major new report from Policy Exchange, sets out the once in a generation chance we have to reform Britain’s environmental policy and approach to farming after Brexit. The Common Agricultural Policy has, at great expense, reduced...
by Michael Taylor | Jan 8, 2018The key challenge that economists have when describing an economy is distinguishing between where the economy lies in the current economic cycle from the structural or secular trends that shape its medium and long-term performance. Above-trend growth in the mature...
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