Michael Taylor

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.

Michael Taylor

Related Posts & Publications

Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Currency Wars aren’t the problem – protectionism is

Since the financial crisis almost ten years ago, there have been several examples of significant currency depreciations among large developed economies. Such large currency moves invariably took place against a background of weak global growth. Inevitably accusations...
Let’s be franc: France and the euro

Let’s be franc: France and the euro

As the French Presidential election approaches, the contenders’ policy proposals are coming under close scrutiny. The latest opinion polls suggest that Marine Le Pen of the Front National will face a run-off in the second round against Emmanuel Macron — which she will...