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The State of the Economy

Creating sustainable growth in an uncertain world

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The State of the Economy conference brings together the country’s leading Economists to discuss the issues likely to shape the UK’s economy in both the short and long-term. Aimed at a diverse audience this conference covers subjects such as the impact of future rate rises, a rising exchange rate, how and if the Eurozone will recover, the next Government’s fiscal inheritance, and the impact of global markets on the UK. This is a fascinating conference to anyone interested in the impact the economy will have on future business.

Topics to be discussed:

  • What is wrong with the Eurozone and will it ever recover?
  • The UK economy in a global context - where can we look to for growth?
  • The sterling exchange rate - help or hindrance?
  • Fiscal policy post 2015 - what will be the next government's inheritance?
  • Is the housing market de-stabilising the UK economy?

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Key reasons to attend

  • Hear from leading economists on forecasts for the UK and international economies
  • Understand better the UK’s prospects for sustained growth and when and where to invest next
  • Learn what threats we face from the Eurozone crisis?
  • Gain insight into the challenges the next government of the UK will face in balancing the budget
  • BRICS and the US – find out future prospects for these economies
Professor Kristin Forbes
Professor Kristin Forbes

Monetary Policy Committee Member

Bank of England

Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle

Executive Chairman

Capital Economics

Stephanie Flanders
Stephanie Flanders

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist

JP Morgan Asset Management

Dr Thomas Mayer
Dr Thomas Mayer

Founding Director

Flossbach von Storch Research Institute

Dr Andrew Lilico
Dr Andrew Lilico

Executive Director and Principal

Europe Economics

Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Conservative Party

Jeremy Browne MP
Jeremy Browne MP

Liberal Democrat Party

John Mills
John Mills

Chairman

JML

Steen Jakobsen
Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist

Saxo Bank

Martin Ellis
Martin Ellis

Head of Market Research & Analysis

Halifax

Simon Walker
Simon Walker

Director General

Institute of Directors

Ruth Lea
Ruth Lea

Economic Adviser

Arbuthnot Banking Group

David Smith
David Smith

Economics Editor

The Sunday Times

Stephen King
Stephen King

Group Chief Economist

HSBC

Professor Patrick Minford
Professor Patrick Minford

Professor of Applied Economics

Cardiff Business School

Professor Trevor Williams
Professor Trevor Williams

Chief Economist

Lloyd’s Bank

Professor James Mitchell
Professor James Mitchell

Professor of Economic Modelling and Forecasting

Warwick Business School

Francesco Garzarelli
Francesco Garzarelli

Co-Head of Macro and Markets Research

Goldman Sachs

Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell

Senior Fellow

Cato Institute

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The State of the Economy

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08:45

Registration and coffee

09:00

Introduction by Mark Littlewood, Director General, IEA

09:10

Keynote Opening Address

Prospects for the UK Economy

Professor Kristin Forbes
Professor Kristin Forbes

Monetary Policy Committee Member

Bank of England

09:35

Questions

SESSION ONE: Macro-economic trends

Chair: Simon Walker, Director General, Institute of Directors

09:45

Is the current rate of recovery in the UK Economy sustainable?

Roger Bootle
Roger Bootle

Executive Chairman

Capital Economics

10:05

The sterling exchange rate - what are the prospects and does the exchange rate really matter?

Stephanie Flanders
Stephanie Flanders

Managing Director and Chief Market Strategist

JP Morgan Asset Management

10:25

What are the prospects for a sustainable recovery in the Eurozone?

Dr Thomas Mayer
Dr Thomas Mayer

Founding Director

Flossbach von Storch Research Institute

10:45

Questions

11:05

Refreshments

SESSION TWO: 2015 And Beyond

Chair: Ruth Lea, Economic Adviser, Arbuthnot Banking Group

11:35

The next Government's fiscal inheritance

Dr Andrew Lilico
Dr Andrew Lilico

Executive Director and Principal

Europe Economics

11:55

Questions

12:05

PANEL DISCUSSION –The Growth Panel - priorities for the next Government

  • Creating the right tax regime to promote growth
  • Ensuring sound public finances to support stability
  • How can policymakers improve flexibility in our labour markets?
  • Balancing employment and productivity in the Economy
  • Do we have a housing bubble and, if so, what should politicians do?
  • Infrastructure spending- what should be prioritised and how might this help?
  • Cutting red tape - reducing the burden of regulation
Jeremy Browne MP
Jeremy Browne MP

Liberal Democrat Party

Kwasi Kwarteng MP
Kwasi Kwarteng MP

Conservative Party

John Mills
John Mills

Chairman

JML

Professor Patrick Minford
Professor Patrick Minford

Professor of Applied Economics

Cardiff Business School

12:35

Questions

12:45

Lunch

SESSION THREE – The Economic Recovery

Chair: David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times

13:45

PANEL DISCUSSION - Have we had a QE and debt led recovery and does it matter?

  • Are we in the midst of another credit boom?
  • Predictions for household debt ratios and spending
  • What are the implications for the housing market?
  • Rising interest rates – how might this impact growth?
  • Is the economy rebalancing and does it matter?
  • What other factors might boost or hinder the recovery?
Professor Trevor Williams
Professor Trevor Williams

Chief Economist

Lloyd’s Bank

Professor James Mitchell
Professor James Mitchell

Professor of Economic Modelling and Forecasting

Warwick Business School

Martin Ellis
Martin Ellis

Head of Market Research & Analysis

Halifax

14:15

Equities in 2015 – will we have a bull or a bear market?

Steen Jakobsen
Steen Jakobsen

Chief Economist

Saxo Bank

14:35

Fixed income markets in 2015 - risks and opportunities

Francesco Garzarelli
Francesco Garzarelli

Co-Head of Macro and Markets Research

Goldman Sachs

14:55

Questions

15:05

Refreshments

SESSION FOUR – The Global Economy

Chair: David Smith, Economics Editor, The Sunday Times

15:25

Global Markets - will growth accelerate in 2015?

Stephen King
Stephen King

Group Chief Economist

HSBC

15:45

Fiscal and monetary policy in the US - how might this impact growth?

Daniel Mitchell
Daniel Mitchell

Senior Fellow

Cato Institute

16:05

Questions

16:15

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

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