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Let’s be franc: France and the euro

Let’s be franc: France and the euro

In the fifth instalment of our series of comment pieces focusing on the run-up to the French Presidential election, Michael Taylor — Policy Exchange’s Economics Research Fellow — considers the advantages and disadvantages of France remaining in the single currency. He concludes that the country ‘needs to concentrate on structural reforms — in or out of the single currency’

All to play for

All to play for

Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy — says Brexit offers a chance to re-examine the UK’s economic objectives and do things differently. There are many reasons to be cheerful

The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

The Rise of Emmanuel Macron

In the latest of our series of pieces focusing on the run-up to the French Presidential election, Rebecca Lowe Coulson — Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — considers the recent polling success of Emmanuel Macron. She contends that his ‘recent ascendency is thanks to timing that owes both to fortune and opportunism’.

Reflections on the Coming Brexit Labour Market Disaster (Or Not)

Reflections on the Coming Brexit Labour Market Disaster (Or Not)

David Goodhart — Policy Exchange’s Head of Demography, Immigration, and Integration — responds to the way in which the business pages have covered the labour-market consequences of Brexit. He contends that, while the coverage has been ‘overwhelmingly gloomy’, it has also, ‘between the lines, been grudgingly optimistic’. 

France and her Economy

France and her Economy

In the latest of our series of pieces focusing on the run-up to the French Presidential election, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy — considers the state of France’s economy, in order to shed light on current attitudes and polling.

Scottish Independence: A Political Question

Scottish Independence: A Political Question

Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy, considers Scotland’s economic wellbeing, and concludes that ‘its public finances at any point of independence would be exceptionally difficult’.

Policy Exchange at the Party Conferences 2017

Policy Exchange at the Party Conferences 2017

This will be Policy Exchange’s 16th party conference season! As ever, we’re planning a packed programme of fringe events exploring the most pressing policy questions facing the Government. Read this to find out more, and to explore the idea of partnering with Policy Exchange at the party conferences this year. 

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