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 | Nov 27, 2017The Great Recession was the biggest setback that market economies have experienced since the Great Depression and it inevitably continues to have complex economic, social and political consequences. In the first instance policy makers had to stabilise output and wider...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jul 23, 2018Read Publication In this new Policy Exchange paper Brexit and the British Growth Model, Dr Christopher Bickerton of Cambridge University argues that post-Brexit we need a new approach to and understanding of economic growth which moves away from a reliance on...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jul 17, 2018Read Publication A economy-wide carbon tax paid by both domestic and international producers would prevent carbon leakage, level the playing field for Britain’s heavy industry, fund a dividend to be paid to taxpayers and tackle climate change, argues the new report...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Oct 22, 2017The current debate surrounding the introduction of Universal Credit is an opportunity to think about the big questions in UK labour market policy and the support given to households of working age through the tax and benefit system. The context in which these...
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