Warwick Lightfoot

Director of Economics and Social Policy


Warwick Lightfoot is Director of Research, and 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.

Warwick Lightfoot

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Phillip Hammond’s Autumn Statement has established his political authority as Chancellor of the Exchequer. A chancellor’s authority arises from a mixture of style of presentation and the substance of the measures presented in a financial statement. Mr Hammond, in...
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Brexit has stimulated much interesting political debate. For many years, a lack of serious interest in politics among the public and a concern about low voter turnout in elections was an article of faith among the commenting classes. This has now been replaced by...
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