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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by Michael Taylor | Aug 6, 2017Migration is generally considered to be positive for productivity and living standards. Motivated workers usually younger than the average of the native workforce boost the labour supply, increase productivity and support demand in the economy. In a study published...
by Michael Taylor | Jul 30, 2017Last week the IMF downgraded its 2017 GDP forecast for the UK from 2% to 1.7% at the same time as upgrading its euro area forecast to 1.9% from 1.7% previously. Upgrades to forecasts for Germany, France, Spain and even Italy contributed to the revision. A forecast of...
by Michael Taylor | Jun 18, 2017Clearing is a crucial part of the plumbing of a modern financial system. It involves a clearing house which stands between two parties to a transaction in derivatives, bonds or other financial instruments, effectively becoming counterparty to both sides of a...
by Michael Taylor | Jun 11, 2017The European Central Bank (ECB) last Thursday announced that it would continue its asset purchase programme, buying €60bn a month of bonds to support the Eurozone economy. Most analysts expect the rate of purchases to slow and ultimately end some time next year. The...
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