Head of Economics and Social Policy
Warwick Lightfoot is Head of Economics and Social Policy at Policy Exchange. He is an economist, with specialist interests in monetary economics, labour markets, and public finance. He has served as Special Adviser to three Chancellors of the Exchequer, and a Secretary of State for Employment. Warwick was a treasury economist at the Royal Bank of Scotland, and has also been Economics Editor of The European. His many articles on economics and public policy have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Sunday Telegraph, and in specialist journals ranging from the Times Literary Supplement and The Spectator, to the Investors Chronicle and Financial World. His books include Sorry We Have No Money — Britain’s Economic Problem.
Related Posts & Publications
by Warwick Lightfoot | Nov 30, 2020Related Content This paper calls for a pro-growth economic strategy as the best way to address Britain’s fiscal position. Fiscal principles for the future is co-authored by Gerard Lyons, Graham Gudgin, Warwick Lightfoot and Jan Zeber. Dr Gerard Lyons, Senior Fellow at...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Nov 1, 2020Related Content An Assessment This paper focuses on how central banks have responded since March to the Covid crisis, explores the discrete episodes such as the liquidity crisis in the Spring and the evidence of companies borrowing to accumulate cash and the equity...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Oct 14, 2020Related Content The Government should give anyone without a job who wants to start a new business £100 a week for a year, says a new report from Policy Exchange – published a day after unemployment surged to the highest level in over three years. A labour market that...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 22, 2020Related Content This paper argues that the Government should spend more on capital investment. The case was already strong before the Covid-19 crisis and has been strengthened since, as its financing has become more affordable. The paper highlights the importance of...
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A clearer vision of India’s place as a leader has helped to move India towards climate action but requires action from the West to keep it there, argues Mihir S Sharma in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…
In our new journal, Environmental Affairs, @MacaesBruno highlights the increasing age of competition between economic blocs and spheres of influence, which is being accelerated by climate policies. policyexchange.org.u…
RT @ed_birkett 📖Energy Security Gets Local My new article for The Geopolitics of Climate Change, the first edition of the new @Policy_Exchange journal, Environmental Affairs. I argue that move to 'electrifying everything' makes energy security increasingly local & regional rather than global twitter.com/Policy_E…
The move to ‘electrify everything’ will reduce reliance on global oil and gas markets but brings new risks in energy security, writes @ed_birkett in our new journal, Environmental Affairs. policyexchange.org.u…