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 | May 10, 2018Policy Exchange was pleased to welcome Sir Paul Tucker to launch his book Unelected Power: The quest for legitimacy in central banking and the regulatory state. The book explores two issues that Policy Exchange takes a serious interest in: monetary policy and...
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 | 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...
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...
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