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.
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‘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...
by Michael Taylor | Nov 2, 2017Today’s quarter point rise in interest rates by the Monetary Policy of the Bank of England is notable as the first increase in ten years. But at 0.5% Bank Rate is still at extremely low levels. Indeed today’s move merely reverses last August’s quarter point cut, which...
by Michael Taylor | Sep 16, 2017German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face her fourth general election next Sunday, 24th September. Opinion polls strongly suggest that she will win a fourth term forming a coalition with one or more of f the other parties. Attention will then shift to the policy...
by Michael Taylor | Aug 28, 2017On the 24th June 2016 as the referendum result sank in many analysts scrambled to slash growth forecasts for the UK – both in the immediate and more distant future. A few predicted an immediate plunge into recession as shattered economic confidence took its toll. We...
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