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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.

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.

Trumpian Economics

Trumpian Economics

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — assesses the new President’s economic approach, contending that Trump ‘does not just embody a rupture with policy orthodoxy, he also represents a rupture with standard conservative economic analysis’ 

Economics is a Serious Subject

Economics is a Serious Subject

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on Policy Exchange’s successful Keynes conference, and other recent and upcoming initiatives exploring the ‘big questions in economics’

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