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Listen to Gerard Lyons discuss the future of the global economy and his new book, “The Consolations of Economics”

Listen in to Alex Hickman in conversation with Dr Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson.

A regular commentator on the future of the global economy, Gerard has recently published his critically acclaimed first book – “The Consolations of Economics” (Faber & Faber, 2014) – predicting a period of prosperous economic growth. In this exclusive interview with Chartwell, Gerard discusses the underlying drivers of this economic outlook, how current geopolitical risks might affect such growth and why we should remain positive.

For information on how to book Gerard Lyons for your conference or client event, please contact Alex Hickman at, or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

Praise for “The Consolations of Economics”: new book by expert speaker Gerard Lyons

Gerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and expert keynote speaker on the global economy, has been described as having “enlighting” views on economic progress according to a review of his first book, “The Consolations of Economics” (Faber & Faber, 2014), in the Guardian newspaper.

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‘Gerard Lyons is not only one of the cleverest economists in London – he is also the most accessible.’ Boris Johnson, Mayor of London

Reviewed by veteran journalist William Keegan, he notes that “it is good to welcome a new book by Gerard Lyons which goes against the grain of current pessimism. In The Consolations of EconomicsLyons, now a veteran among City economic analysts, provides a most readable account of decades of economic policies and events, and his subtitle, How We Will All Benefit from the New World Order, is a welcome counterblast against the prevailing orthodoxy.”

Click here to read the full review.

To find out more about Gerard Lyons, or to book him as a speakerplease contact Alex Hickman at or call +44 (0) 20 7792 8004.

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