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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.

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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. Lightfoot discussed the new American...
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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.

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The New Government Transformation Strategy is a Beginning, not the End

Jonathan Dupont — Policy Exchange’s Economic and Social Policy Research Fellow — reflects on the long-awaited Government Transformation Strategy. He argues that, while, overall, the strategy sets the ‘right vision’, there is still ‘much further to go’.

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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.

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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.

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