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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
Donald Trump’s effectiveness as a political candidate in the Republican primaries, and the electoral college success that put him in the White House, has unnerved political commentators and the policy establishments in his own party and beyond. On entering office,...
Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Research Director and Head of Economics and Social Policy — who worked on a number of manifestos as a departmental adviser in Whitehall, suggests that everyone writing manifestos very quickly at the moment should bear in mind that the content they will produce is more likely to become a source of unexpected liability than an asset yielding political benefits
Michael Taylor — Policy Exchange’s Economics Research Fellow — argues that ‘at their worst, currency wars can be a zero-sum game, but trade wars are invariably a negative-sum game. Trade wars rather than currency wars are the more significant threat to global prosperity’
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Warwick Lightfoot — Policy Exchange’s Director of Research, and Head of Economic and Social Policy — appareared on BBC News to discuss Brexit on the day the UK triggers Article 50
This Sunday Times article by Mark Macaskill discusses the views of Warwick Lightfoot, Policy Exchange’s Head of Economics and Social Policy, and Research Director. Referring to a recent blog piece Lightfoot wrote on Scottish independence, Macaskill reports that ‘a proposal by the SNP for tackling Scotland’s multibillion-pound budget deficit in the event of independence has been described as “implausible” by a leading economist.’
Sir Geoffrey Owen — Policy Exchange’s Head of Industrial Policy — considers whether ‘national champions’ are an ‘endangered species’.
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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.