Warwick Lightfoot

Director of Economics and Social Policy


Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research, and 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.

Warwick Lightfoot

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Trading Tigers

Trading Tigers

Read Publication Brexit offers the opportunity to join free trade deals with fast growing economies like members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) – but only if the UK is free to make commitments on both goods and services, argues...
Brexit and the British Growth Model

Brexit and the British Growth Model

Read Publication In this new Policy Exchange paper Brexit and the British Growth Model, Dr Christopher Bickerton of Cambridge University argues that post-Brexit we need a new approach to and understanding of economic growth which moves away from a reliance on...
The Brexit White Paper – room for improvement

The Brexit White Paper – room for improvement

The Government’s White Paper on The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Cm (9593) is complex – and Parliament has set about cleaning it up. Many dimensions of the relationship set out within it remain unclear even if the EU were to...
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