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 | 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...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Apr 16, 2018This week the IMF publishes its Spring World Economic Outlook that will forecast growth of 3.9 per cent. The world economy is now expanding in a coincidental manner with mature expansions underway in the US and the UK and the eurozone now exhibiting a steady cyclical...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jun 23, 2019Related Content A policy proposal that would help to address the serious and urgent problems affecting the provision of social care in the UK The next government should: 1. Complete the welfare state by covering the costs of complex long-term social care, so that no...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Mar 19, 2018An official economic outlook that is too smooth and too pessimistic The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) economic forecast was the centrepiece of the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s Spring Statement last week. It was slightly more positive than the forecast...
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