Post-Brexit Britain- the road ahead: Vicky Pryce, Board Member, Centre for Economics and Business Research

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Date: 19 October 2016
Venue: UWE Exhibition and Conference Centre, BS34 8QZ
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Time: Reception: 18:00 - Lecture: 18:30 - Networking: 19:30

Post-Brexit Britain- the road ahead

The Brexit vote sent shockwaves across the UK, Europe and the world. The euro-scepticism of the press, the resonance of the immigration argument of the Leave campaign and the population's desire to vote in protest against the status quo were underestimated. At the same time the distortion of the true facts played a part and the positive case for the EU was never properly made. The politics since David Cameron' resignation can at best be described as confused with still no clear indication of where the negotiations with the EU for a post -Brexit world may lead us.

There are already short term signs of negative reaction to the vote across the economy, worries about the EU's standing and future without Britain and concern about the future viability of Britain's industries and in particular of the City of london. The lecture will look ahead at the very difficult interplay of politics and economics that the UK will need to navigate through as a result of this momentous vote to leave the EU in a world currently dominated by geo- political tensions and migration issues caused by conflicts it seems to be unable to control.

Pre event Leading Edge Thinking Workshop 17:00-18:00

You may also be interested in attending this interactive session taking place before the Bristol Distinguished Address:

The Impact of Brexit on Businesses with Professor Jon Tucker, Professor of Finance and Director of Centre for Global Finance

This session will explore the current and future potential impact of Brexit on businesses. We will examine key market commentary, as well as economic and business statistics, and will go on to open up discussion amongst participants in relation to the business outlook in a post-EU world.

To register for this workshop email:

BDAS Lecture Programme

  • 18:00 - Registration and refreshments
  • 18:30 - Lecture
  • 19:30 - Networking


Vicky Pryce is an economist and international business consultant and on the board of the Centre for Economics and Business Research(CEBR). Vicky was previously Senior Managing Director at FTI Consulting, Director General for Economics at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS), and Joint Head of the UK Government Economic Service. Before that she was Partner at London Economics and Partner and Chief Economist at KPMG after holding senior economic positions in banking and the oil sector.

At various stages in her career she has held a number of academic posts, including Visiting Professorships at Queen Mary University, London, Imperial College Business School and Cass Business School. She has also in the past served on the Council of the Royal Economic Society, was a Visiting Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, on the Council of the University of Kent and on the Court of the London School of Economics. She was also a trustee of the RSA.

She is currently a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists, a Fellow of the Academy for Social Sciences, on the Council of the Institute for Fiscal Studies, on City AM's shadow monetary policy committee, on the cross-party/cross-House Design Commission, a Visiting Professor at the Guildhall Faculty of Law and Business of London Met University and at Aston University and at Birmingham City University, a Patron of Pro-Bono Economics and of the charity Working Chance. She also sits on the Advisory Board of the central banking think-tank OMFIF and on the Economic Advisory Group of the British Chambers of Commerce.

Vicky co-founded GoodCorporation in 2000, a company set up to promote corporate social responsibility and is a Freeman and Liveryman of the City of London. Her books include 'Greekonomics: The Euro crisis and Why Politicians Don't Get It', Biteback Publishing(2013); 'It's the Economy Stupid, Economics for Voters', with Ross and Urwin, Biteback, (2015); and 'Redesigning Manufacturing', with Nielsen and Beverland, Macmillan(2015).

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