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George Osborne has claimed that ‘Britain is turning a corner’ and is experiencing the fastest growth since the 1980s. This is seemingly good news but there are still significant risks to future growth and significant questions remain as to whether the UK’s growth will ever return to trend.

Bringing together the most recognised economic commentators, The State of the Economy conference is a unique opportunity to gain insight and expert analysis on the prospects for the UK and International economies from the country’s leading economists.

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Key reasons to attend:

  • Hear from leading economists on forecasts for the UK and International economies
  • Network with over 170 senior business professionals
  • Join the debate on whether a Brexit will help or hinder the UK economy?
  • Understand the short and long-term risks to growth
  • Get the very latest and detailed forecasts on the UK,  European and Global economies

Topics to be discussed:

  • Prospects for growth in the UK economy
  • What are the potential costs of a British exit from the EU?
  • Future threats to financial stability
  • The long-term consequences of QE
  • Forecasts for Global growth
  • An update on prospects for capital markets
Dr. Ben Broadbent
Dr. Ben Broadbent

Monetary Policy Committee Member

Bank of England

Graeme Leach
Graeme Leach

Director of Economics & Prosperity Studies

The Legatum Institute

Keith Wade
Keith Wade

Chief Economist

Schroders

James Sproule
James Sproule

Chief Economist & Director of Policy

The Institute of Directors

Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle

Managing Director

Capital Economics

Andrew Milligan
Andrew Milligan

Head of Global Strategy,

Standard Life Investments

Stephen King
Stephen King

Chief Economist

HSBC

Andrea Leadsom
Andrea Leadsom

Conservative MP and Member

Treasury Select Committee

Jon Moulton
Jon Moulton

Founder

Better Capital

Ed Conway
Ed Conway

Economics Editor

Sky News

Dr. Richard Barkham
Dr. Richard Barkham

Group Research Director

Grosvenor

Andrew Sentance
Andrew Sentance

Senior Economic Adviser; Former Member

PwC; Monetary Policy Committee

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Director

Institute for Fiscal Studies

Leszek Balcerowicz
Leszek Balcerowicz

Professor

Warsaw School of Economics

 Louise Cooper
Louise Cooper

Financial Analyst and Blogger

CooperCity

Kristin Forbes
Kristin Forbes

Monetary Policy Committee Member

Bank of England

Jeremy Browne MP
Jeremy Browne MP

Taunton Deane

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08:45

Registration and coffee

09:15

Introduction by Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA

SESSION ONE: Threats and Opportunities for the UK Economy

Chair: Andrea Leadsom, Conservative MP and Member of the Treasury Select Committee

09:25

Keynote Opening Address: Prospects for the UK Economy: achieving balanced and sustainable growth

Dr. Ben Broadbent
Dr. Ben Broadbent

Monetary Policy Committee Member

Bank of England

09:50

Questions

10:00

The UK’s relationship with the EU – what does the future hold?

Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle

Managing Director

Capital Economics

10:25

Questions

10:35

Are we stoking an unsustainable house price boom?

James Sproule
James Sproule

Chief Economist & Director of Policy

The Institute of Directors

11:00

Questions

11:10

Refreshments

SESSION TWO: The Impact of Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Chair: Edmund Conway, Economics Editor, Sky News

11:40

Fiscal sustainability from 2015 and beyond

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

Director

Institute for Fiscal Studies

12:00

The era of cheap money – how cheap and for how long?

Andrew Sentance
Andrew Sentance

Senior Economic Adviser; Former Member

PwC; Monetary Policy Committee

12:15

PANEL DISCUSSION –The short and long-term consequences of Quantitative Easing?

  • Was QE necessary to aid the recovery?
  • What might be some of the unintended consequences of QE?
  • The Emperor’s new clothes – how might QE be masking good growth in the economy?
  • Reversing QE and the era of cheap money - can the economy adapt?
Graeme Leach
Graeme Leach

Director of Economics & Prosperity Studies

The Legatum Institute

Andrew Sentance
Andrew Sentance

Senior Economic Adviser; Former Member

PwC; Monetary Policy Committee

Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle

Managing Director

Capital Economics

12:45

Lunch

SESSION THREE – Growth in International Markets

Chair: Jon Moulton, Founder, Better Capital

13:45

The US Economy in a global context

Keith Wade
Keith Wade

Chief Economist

Schroders

14:05

How will the Eurozone crisis end?

Leszek Balcerowicz
Leszek Balcerowicz

Professor

Warsaw School of Economics

14:25

BRICS and beyond – what level of growth is sustainable?

Stephen King
Stephen King

Chief Economist

HSBC

14:45

Questions

SESSION 4 – An Update from the Markets

Chair: Louise Cooper, Financial Analyst and Blogger, CooperCity

14:55

Prospects for commercial and residential property markets

Dr. Richard Barkham
Dr. Richard Barkham

Group Research Director

Grosvenor

15:20

Bonds vs. Equities

Andrew Milligan
Andrew Milligan

Head of Global Strategy,

Standard Life Investments

15:45

Questions

15:55

Concluding remarks by Professor Philip Booth, Editorial and Programme Director, IEA


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