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 | Sep 3, 2017President Macron and Chancellor Merkel are agreed that the EU should look again at the structure of the eurozone. There appear to be two proposals to improve its functioning. The first is the creation of a eurozone finance ministry so that monetary policy can be...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Aug 25, 2017In August financial markets and economic journalists concentrate on what central bankers say at the Jackson Hole gathering hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas. After Jackson Hole attention will then shift to the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Aug 6, 2017The US economy continues to expand steadily. Unemployment continues to fall, and the number of jobs has increased: the unemployment rate has fallen to 4.3 per cent from 4.4 per cent. Strong employment growth The monthly employment report for July was stronger than...
by Warwick Lightfoot | Jul 23, 2017There is currently an interesting debate in the US about what the trend rate of growth is, and how it could be raised, alongside a broader anxiety about the relative performance of the US economy. The recovery in output from the Great Recession has been much slower...
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