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.
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by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 19, 2017The economic wellbeing of political communities does not turn on the size or scale of an economy or political entity, but on good economic policy. The question of whether Scotland should be independent or remain part of the UK is not therefore principally an economic...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 13, 2017The Government’s decision to announce additional spending for personal care is welcome, as is the news that a green paper will be issued on this topic. The challenges of long-term care and its funding present the modern Conservative Party with an opportunity. Since...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Feb 19, 2017Between now and the French Presidential election, Policy Exchange will be looking at the election, the candidates, and the character of the political and social challenges that France faces. We will examine the extent to which these challenges are specific to France,...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Feb 12, 2017Infrastructure is at the top of President Trump’s domestic economic agenda. For more than twenty-five years, a debate has resounded about the amount and quality of US infrastructure. As well as involving a discussion focusing on the quantum of the capital stock, this...
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