Warwick Lightfoot

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.

Warwick Lightfoot

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What is to be done with the British economy?

What is to be done with the British economy?

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Fiscal principles for the future

Fiscal principles for the future

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Monetary response to the coronavirus crisis

Monetary response to the coronavirus crisis

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A labour market that works

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Why the Government should spend more on capital

Why the Government should spend more on capital

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