Meeting: 29 March 2022 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Evening meeting: Fiscal policy lessons from the pandemic

Chair: Torsten Bell, The Resolution Foundation
Speaker: Jagjit Chadha, NIESR
Speaker: Richard Hughes, OBR
Speaker: Nina Skero, Cebr

Venue: Resolution Foundation, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London, SW1H 9AA

Kindly hosted by the Resolution Foundation, we are delighted to be holding our first in-person event of the year on Tuesday 29 March. To discuss the fiscal policy lessons from the pandemic, our expert speaker panel includes:

Prof Jagjit S. Chadha OBE is the Director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR) and an expert on financial markets and monetary policy, as well as aspects of monetary and financial history. Prior to joining NIESR, he was Professor of Economics at the University of Kent and at Cambridge. He has also held positions as Professor of Economics at the University of St Andrews and a Fellow at Clare College, Cambridge, as well as working at the Bank of England on Monetary Policy, as Chief Quantitative Economist at BNP Paribas, and served as Chair of the Money, Macro, Finance Study Group. He has written widely on the design of monetary, fiscal and financial policies. Details of his research and publications are available here.

Richard Hughes began his five-year term as Chair of the Office for Budget Responsibility in October 2020. He started his career at HM Treasury in 2000 where he worked on a range of domestic and international macroeconomic issues and led the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review. Following a brief secondment to the French Ministry of Finance in 2007, he joined the International Monetary Fund in 2008 where he headed the Fiscal Affairs Department’s Public Finance Division and worked on fiscal reform in a range of advanced, emerging, and developing countries. Richard returned to HM Treasury between 2016 and 2019 as Director of Fiscal Policy where he oversaw the government’s fiscal strategy, debt management, and treasury operations and served as Acting Chief Economist.

Nina Skero is the Chief Executive of Cebr, a leading economics consultancy based in London. In addition to her managerial responsibilities, she also oversees Cebr’s UK forecasting and contributes to client research. From 2017 to 2019 she served as head of Cebr’s Forecasting and Thought Leadership team.  Her bespoke projects have spanned a variety of sectors including a report for WeWork on the company’s contribution to the UK economy and research regarding the “bank of mum and dad” for Legal & General.

Torsten Bell is the Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation and has a background in economic policy. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Prior to leading the Foundation, Torsten was Director of Policy for the Labour Party. He has also worked in HM Treasury, as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers during the financial crisis, and as a civil servant.



Registration and networking drinks from 5.30pm. The panel debate will commence at 6.00pm prompt and finish at 7.30pm. This event is for members only. If you wish to learn more please email