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.
Related Posts & Publications
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 22, 2020Related Content This paper argues that the Government should spend more on capital investment. The case was already strong before the Covid-19 crisis and has been strengthened since, as its financing has become more affordable. The paper highlights the importance of...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 4, 2020Related Content The UK is enduring a health and economic crisis. Despite near-term uncertainties we believe that a new macro-economic framework can help the UK achieve stronger future growth. This report sets out a new macro-economic policy framework, based on the...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Apr 3, 2020Related Content An update on UK economic policy measures to fight COVID-19 The government has outlined an audacious package of measures aimed at dealing with the economic consequences of COVID-19, but in a fast- moving environment, it should be no surprise that policy...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 27, 2020Related Content On Thursday, the Chancellor unveiled his fourth round of policy measures to boost the economy during the Coronavirus crisis. He announced what he called a coherent, coordinated and comprehensive scheme for the self-employed. This positive approach from...
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