Richard Holt

Richard Holt
Richard has worked as an economist in London, Birmingham and New York, for the Confederation of British Industry, in the City of London for Scrimgeour Kemp-Gee, for Experian and for Capital Economics. He was also Director of Consulting for West Midlands Enterprise, before leading its management buyout to form Consulting Inplace, and was for several years a non-executive director of creative industries specialists BOP Consulting, as well as a Visiting Research Fellow for the UK Commission on Employment and Skills. He is currently a non-executive director of a company, Without Walls, that supports outdoor arts festivals across England, and a trustee of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors Research Trust. He is a frequent conference speaker, and has published books on America’s role in the world economy and on Britain’s Chancellors of the Exchequer. In 2020 he was the joint winner of the Society of Professional Economists’ prestigious Rybczynski Prize for the previous year’s best piece of writing on economics: How Robots Change the World: their impact on regional inequalities.
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