With the triggering of Article 50 setting the clock ticking towards Brexit, we bring together three experts to discuss the implication for the economy, trade and the negotiation process.
Professor Jagjit Chadha, Director, NIESR. Professor of Economics at the University of Kent and also part-time Professor of Economics at Cambridge. He was previously Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews and Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge. He has worked at the Bank of England as an Official working on Monetary Policy and as Chief Quantitative Economist at BNP Paribas, and has served as Chair of the Money, Macro, Finance Study Group. He has acted as Specialist Adviser to the House of Commons Treasury Committee and academic adviser to both the Bank of England and HM Treasury, and to many central banks as well as the Bank for International Settlements, and is the current Gresham Professor of Commerce.
Dr Rebecca Harding is currently co-founder and CEO of Equant-Analytics. Previous roles include Chief Economist at the British Bankers Association, founder and CEO of Delta Economics, Senior Fellow at London Business School, CEO of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor worldwide, Head of Corporate Research at Deloitte and Chief Economist at the Work Foundation. Rebecca has also been a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee and Chief Economic Adviser to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Entrepreneurship. She also acts as a senior consultant to the SBE.
Jacqueline Minor, retiring Head of the European Commission’s Representation in the UK, a role she held since 2013 until her retirement on 28 February 2017. A lawyer by training, Jacqueline Minor began her career in the European Institutions at the Court of Justice in 1984. She moved to the European Commission three years later to work on the recognition of diplomas and later enjoyed a second spell at the Court working as referendaire to the British judges Gordon Slynn and David Edward. Returning to the Commission in 1992, she spent 16 years in the Directorate-General responsible for the Internal Market. Promoted to the position of director in 2003, she was responsible for the knowledge economy and for horizontal policy development, participating for example on the Commission’s Single Market Review in 2007. In 2008 became the Director for Consumer Policy (at DG-SANCO).
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