Economics & Social Policy
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A commentary by Sir Geoffrey Owen, Head of Industrial Policy at Policy Exchange and former Editor of the Financial Times. Sir Geoffrey examines the reasons for US leadership in two key sectors, information technology and biotechnology, highlighting the important role played by new entrepreneurial firms
This report — written by Rebecca Lowe Coulson, Policy Exchange’s State and Society Research Fellow — shows that claims suggesting that income inequality has never been greater are not only societally divisive, they are also largely untrue. It also explains why income equality does not necessarily equate to high overall living standards, and explores how that relates to the duties of the state towards the least well off.
With a foreword by former Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, and a postscript by former Foreign Secretary David Owen, this major contribution to the public debate sets out proposals for a ‘Clean Brexit’. It is written by Policy Exchange’s Chief Economic Advisor, Dr Gerard Lyons, and leading Telegraph economics commentator, Liam Halligan
Latest Economics & Social Policy Blogs
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’.
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — reflects on the Government’s announcement regarding additional spending for personal care. He argues that ‘the present Conservative government has the opportunity to undertake a fundamental reform of the welfare state, which would complete its range of provision, and ensure that it cohered in a practical manner that helps families’.
Ahead of this week’s Budget, the recommendations of Policy Exchange Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow, Jonathan Dupont, range from a continued reduction of the structural deficit, to the commissioning of an overall strategic review of the tax system.
Latest Economics & Social Policy News
Sir Geoffrey Owen — Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Policy — considers whether ‘national champions’ are an ‘endangered species’.
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economic and Social Policy — appareared on BBC News to discuss what we might expect from today’s Budget
Policy Exchange’s Warwick Lightfoot discusses Steven Mnuchin’s appointment as US Treasury Secretary on the BBC World Service
Last week, Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economics and Social Policy — appeared on the BBC World Service to discuss Steven Mnuchin’s appointment as US Treasury Secretary.
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This half-day conference took place at Policy Exchange on Friday 16th December 2016. This page includes details of the programme, and links to footage of the event
08.00 – 09.00
Room 2H, 5, ACC Liverpool, Kings Dock, Liverpool, L3 4FP
With Alan Mak MP; David Sproul, Deloitte; Vicky Pryce, CEBR; Steve Hughes, Policy Exchange; James Quinn, The Daily Telegraph (Chair); Mike Kelly, DataCentred.