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National Institute Economic Review May 2018 Press Conference

Event date
Thursday, 3 May, 2018
Event time
10:00 to 11:00
Event place
Event Type
Offline Event
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Please note this event is for journalists only


You are invited to attend a press conference on Thursday 3rd May at which we will present NIESR’s quarterly UK and global economic forecasts, published in the May issue of the NIESR Review.

Senior NIESR economists will offer their analysis on the need to break out of the current UK fiscal straitjacket and reflect on the unprecedented period of synchronized global growth.

The Director Jagjit Chadha will summarise new research by leading European central banks published in this issue of the Review (titled ‘Using NiGEM in uncertain times’).


Chair: Jagjit Chadha, NIESR Director


11.00  Opening Remarks – Jagjit Chadha


11.10   Prospects for the Global Economy

           Garry Young, Director of Macroeconomic Modelling and Forecasting


11.20   Prospects for the UK Economy

           Amit Kara, Head of UK Macroeconomic Forecasting


11.30   Weakness in Wage Growth: What is driving it?

           Marta Lopresto, NIESR Economist


11.40   Q&A


The material will be embargoed until Friday 4th May 00.01am.


Registration from 10.30am for prompt 11 o’clock start. 


Where: NIESR, 2 Dean Trench Street, Smith Square, London SW1P 3HE

When:  Thursday 3rd May, 11am-12.00pm


Due to the nature of NIESR’s Grade II listed building, we are unable to provide step-free access to our facilities and the Library is not currently accessible to wheelchair users, or those with limited mobility. We apologise for the inconvenience. Please do let us know in advance how we can assist your visit to the Institute – we are happy to discuss alternative arrangement in order to access our events.