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“One of the most influential analysts of the global economy.”
– The Times

Gerard is one of the UK’s leading economists, possessing expertise across a wealth of areas.

Alongside his deep knowledge of the UK economy, he is also an expert on global trends and emerging markets. His international perspective and thorough analysis are informed by first-hand experience in senior roles over three decades in both the private sector and in public policy.

Gerard is one of the UK’s leading economists, possessing expertise across a wealth of areas.

Alongside his deep knowledge of the UK economy, he is also an expert on global trends and emerging markets. His international perspective and thorough analysis are informed by first-hand experience in senior roles over three decades in both the private sector and in public policy.

CapX – The Bank of England is costing us billions: here’s why

CapX – The Bank of England is costing us billions: here’s why

How the fiscal sums add up is an ongoing feature of the policy and political debate. Into this arena has stepped the issue of whether interest should be paid on the reserves of banks at the Bank of England (BOE). As it stands, this is costing us a huge amount of money. But to assess exactly how much could be saved, we first need to establish how we got here.

Financial Times op-ed – Low volatility shows investors are underpricing risk

Financial Times op-ed – Low volatility shows investors are underpricing risk

Are financial markets pricing sufficiently for future risks? Measures of financial market volatility suggest not.

There are different measures of market volatility. Occasionally, they move the same way. This is often countercyclical, when the economic environment is stable and the political and policy outlook is clear and predictable.

Shocks, likewise, can have a similar effect, usually triggering rising volatility. Then the policy response may lead asset classes to behave differently, both in direction and volatility.

CapX – Bernanke’s verdict on the Bank of England is withering

CapX – Bernanke’s verdict on the Bank of England is withering

Despite the Bank’s Governor, Andrew Bailey, calling it a ‘once in a generation’ review, the scale of the criticism and of the overhauls Bernanke proposes mean that it should not be seen as the last, or a one-off, but hopefully one in a series of reviews and reflections on the Bank’s performance. Criticism of the Bank has all too often been seen as an attack on its independence and integrity when it is not – and certainly should not be – but rather, in this case, is a challenge to its credibility and competence.

Big money questions with economist Dr Gerard Lyons and his daughter, comedian Elf Lyons.

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