Independent Economists Group (IEG) quarterly reports
The Economics of Trade in Services
The Independent Economists Group (IEG) was established in April 2012 as a forum to bring together some of the most senior economists in the sector. The aim is to advance the public debate on key topics, to enable the sector to make a coherent contribution to this debate, and therefore to support policymakers in resolving the key issues facing the UK, EU and global economies.
The findings of each discussion are set out in the attached reports. The latest meeting focused on the role of macroprudential policy in the policy framework. The topics for future meetings will help inform strategic policy and focus of TheCityUK, and provide an independent voice on wider issues relevant to the UK economy and its financial sector.
The latest report; The Economics of Trade in Services (March 2015) discusses the crucial role services can play in global trade and their ability to drive economic growth. Trade in services has been growing strongly in recent years and this pattern is likely to be encouraged further by the development of the digital economy.