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 | Mar 11, 2018The Chancellor’s decision to move to a single fiscal event means in practice a full Autumn Budget Statement where all tax and spending measures are presented and the need for a Spring Statement so that the Chancellor can comply with legal obligation that the Treasury...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Feb 25, 2018The UK economy is in good shape – that was the message from a slew of data published last week, including progress on the elusive productivity challenge. This cheery message comes with a warning, however. The data indicate there is little spare capacity in the economy...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jan 8, 2018The key challenge that economists have when describing an economy is distinguishing between where the economy lies in the current economic cycle from the structural or secular trends that shape its medium and long-term performance. Above-trend growth in the mature...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Dec 12, 2017The British economy has for almost 40 years, since the abolition of foreign exchange controls in 1979, been an unusually open international economy. British domestic investors have been allowed to invest overseas and foreign investment has been welcomed – allowed into...
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