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 | Jul 9, 2017Central banks are getting ready to end the unconventional policies that they developed in response to the credit crunch and Great Recession ten years ago. Interest rate setting committees are looking at how their expanded balance sheets can be contracted and how rates...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 25, 2017Science policy offers a good example of both Brexit’s practical challenges and its genuine opportunities. British universities have done well in attracting funding from EU programmes: some 16 per cent of UK university research funding comes from EU grants....
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 12, 2017‘I have done a terrible, terrible thing. I have voted Labour for the first time. My father and grandfather would turn in their graves, but I was worried about my pension. All I have is my house and the state pension that I manage on.’ These were the words of a typical...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 2, 2017The biggest shock to capitalism since the Great Depression in the 1930s was the Great Recession that followed the credit crunch and banking crisis that started in 2007. The important questions are: whether the crisis could have been expected; the extent to which...
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