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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The OE Normality Tracker indicates that London has continued to underperform relative to other European cities, but there have been some modest...

Asian city economies were slowing down, even before Covid. While declines in working age populations will affect long term economic growth rates...

Our central view is that London’s dominance of Europe’s financial services sector is not hugely threatened by the failure to include the sector in...

Cities Key Themes 2021

Posted by Richard Holt on Jan 18, 2021

In 2021 the competitiveness and resilience of cities will be more important than ever before. Some issues are very specific, such as the impact of...

The big four east coast cities, namely Boston, New York, Washington and Philadelphia, are among the largest, but not the fastest growing, US...

UK | London Monitor

Posted by Richard Holt on Dec 16, 2020

With a second lockdown implemented across England for the month of November, we have revised our estimate for London’s GVA downwards, to show a...

With a second lockdown implemented across England for the month of November, we have revised our estimate for London’s GVA downwards, to show a...

There is little correlation between which local areas in the UK saw the fastesteconomic growth in recent years, and which, just before the current...

The coronavirus crisis continues globally, and across England has taken a turn for the worse with the announcement of a new lockdown. Hopefully,...

Every European city is eager to label itself as a “Tech City”. However, the term is fluid and ambiguous. In this research briefing we produce a...