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France’s Presidential Election

France’s Presidential Election

In the first of a series of pieces looking at the upcoming French election, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economic and Social Policy — explains why France’s ‘political problem is a structural economic problem’, and asks whether any of the Presidential candidates have a programme capable of meeting the challenges at hand.

Six Hypotheses on the Productivity Slowdown

Six Hypotheses on the Productivity Slowdown

With reference to the Government’s recent Industrial Strategy green paper, Jonathan Dupont — Policy Exchange’s Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — considers where should Britain should focus its attention in order to drive up productivity.

Public Infrastructure Spending: A Silver Bullet?

Public Infrastructure Spending: A Silver Bullet?

Contending that ‘infrastructure is at the top of President Trump’s domestic economic agenda’, Warwick Lightfood — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on the past twenty-five years of debate about the amount and quality of infrastructure in the US.

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

In and Out: White Papers Past and Present

Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — compares last week’s Brexit white paper with the white paper presented to parliament in 1971, which outlined the then government’s plans and argument for Britain’s accession to the European Communities.

The Realities of a US-UK Free Trade Agreement

The Realities of a US-UK Free Trade Agreement

In a piece first published by ConservativeHome, Geoff Raby, Policy Exchange’s Head of Trade Policy, contends that while ‘undoubtedly the UK and USA will be able to negotiate a post-Brexit high-quality FTA’, many ‘major unknowns’ remain as yet unresolved.

What should a US-UK trade deal be based on?

What should a US-UK trade deal be based on?

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — and Jonathan Dupont — Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — explore five key points that a free trade agreement between the UK and US should be based on, including a potential carbon tax.

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