Dr Gerard Lyons joins CPS as Research Fellow

The Centre for Policy Studies is delighted to announce that respected economist Dr Gerard Lyons has joined the organisation as a Research Fellow.

This follows the appointment late last year of Lord Frost and Alex Morton, alongside existing Research Fellows including former special adviser Nick King and transport expert Tony Lodge.

Dr Lyons will be supporting and advising the CPS’ research work on issues including taxation and economic growth.

Dr Gerard Lyons said:

‘Throughout the organisation’s history, the CPS has influenced the policy debate with relevant and practical ideas on how to boost growth, business, entrepreneurship, and the wider economy. The current team, led by Robert Colvile, are leading the way in thinking about solutions to the key policy challenges facing Britain today and I’m looking forward to contributing to that work, especially as the organisation celebrates its 50th anniversary.’



  • Dr Gerard Lyons is a highly respected economist and has been described by the Times as ‘one of the most influential analysts of the global economy.’ On public policy he advised Boris Johnson when Mayor, was senior advisor to Gordon Brown’s Business Council for Britain and was a candidate for Governor of the Bank of England in 2019. On the environment, he has sat on the Advisory Board of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment since its inception in 2008. He is a board member of two global firms in the City, has an excellent forecasting record and is an active contributor to the economic policy debate.
  • Dr Gerard Lyons joins the Centre for Policy Studies as a Research Fellow, alongside fellows including Lord Frost, Alex Morton, and Nick King.
  • The Centre for Policy Studies is one of the oldest and most influential think tanks in Westminster. With a focus on taxation, economic growth, business, welfare, education, housing and green growth, its goal is to develop policies that widen enterprise, ownership and opportunity. The CPS will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2024 with a programme of events and publications.
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Date Added: Monday 15th January 2024