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 | Oct 9, 2018The Prime Minister’s announcement last week that ‘austerity’ would end and that the Conservative Party had got the message is good politics. Post-Brexit, the Conservative Party has a political challenge. This is to turn itself into an effective people’s party that...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Sep 18, 2018As Brexit approaches and the international economy marks the tenth anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, people are thinking about what Brexit will mean for financial stability in relation to the UK economy, London as an international financial centre and...
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...
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RT @ed_birkett Pleasure talking to @JuliaHB1 @talkRADIO on Wednesday about the Net-Zero strategy and electric vehicles. Despite some of the headlines, @hmtreasury is clear that robust action on climate change is in the UK’s national interest. youtu.be/RoHT8k2YVVw via @YouTube