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 | Apr 21, 2017Read Article This article appeared on Times Red Box Parties have to write manifestos, promote them, and defend them – and then, should they win, deliver them. Having worked on a number of manifestos as a departmental adviser in Whitehall, I strongly suggest that...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Apr 6, 2017Read Article This article was featured on Public Finance Brexit offers a chance to re-examine the UK’s economic objectives and do things differently. There are many reasons to be cheerful. When Britain entered the European Economic Community in 1973, there was a...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 26, 2017Polling indicates that Front National presidential candidate Marine Le Pen does particularly well among young people under the age of twenty-four. Part of the explanation for that support lies in the alienation and disappointment that comes from high unemployment: in...
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...
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RT @ed_birkett Pleasure talking to @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO on Wednesday about the Net-Zero strategy and electric vehicles. Despite some of the headlines, @hmtreasury is clear that robust action on climate change is in the UK’s national interest. youtu.be/RoHT8k2YVVw via @YouTube