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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Europe’s Trade Problem: Closed markets that stay closed result in a defective approach to science and the management of risk evaluation
by Warwick Lightfoot | Aug 8, 2018The agreement between President Trump and Mr Jean Claude Juncker in Washington DC to set aside recent trade irritants and think about a more open trading relationship in the years ahead is welcome. It should remind us that the EU economy – as a result of EU...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jul 19, 2018The Government’s White Paper on The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union (Cm (9593) is complex – and Parliament has set about cleaning it up. Many dimensions of the relationship set out within it remain unclear even if the EU were to...
by Warwick Lightfoot | May 30, 2018The huge achievement The advanced economies of the OECD principally concentrated in North America and Europe have now largely recovered from the macro-economic consequences of the credit crunch and the Great Recession of 2007 to 2009. Market economies faced their...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Aug 3, 2019Related Content Unleashing the power of the Union – ideas for new leadership For some, the benefits of the Union have been forgotten. The new Government should pursue a Grand Strategy to modernise the United Kingdom, drawing on the strength of the Union to stimulate...
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