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Vicky Pryce

Former Joint Head of UK Government Economic Service & Board Member
Centre for Economics & Business Research

Vicky Pryce is a leading economist working on UK, global and Eurozone issues. Having
worked in senior positions in business and government, she is now Chief Economic Advisor at
the respected Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) where she considers both
the economic situation, and the policy implications for business.

After studying at the LSE, Vicky became an economist and then Chief Economist for a
division of the Royal Bank of Scotland. She was appointed corporate economist for energy
firm Exxon in Europe before becoming Chief Economist at KPMG. After almost 30 years in
industry Vicky then moved to the Department for Trade and Industry (and later its successor
the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) as Chief Economic Adviser and Economic
Director General. She also served as Deputy Head, and later Head of the Government's
Economic Service.

Whilst working in government, Vicky also retained various academic positions including at
the Cass and Imperial Business Schools. She served as Chairman of the GoodCorporation, and
maintains an interest in the economic and business impact of corporate social responsibility,
boardroom diversity and ethics.

In presentations Vicky addresses the continued likelihood of crises in the Eurozone. She is
broadly optimistic for the UK economy, but cautions that as well as policy issues (the deficit is
increasing, not shrinking), links to developing economies are very much long-term
investments: in the short-term the country needs a healthy Europe. Vicky also offers a broad
economic overview for business, the trends to watch, and the impact of policies from
immigration to regulation.

Vicky retains many links in the City, business and government offering a broad view of the
economy. She works with many industries and government departments, including advising on
the economic cases for proposed new airports and runways in the south east. She is the author
of It’s the Economy, Stupid - Economics for Voters and Greekonomics, an analysis of the
Eurozone crisis and the implication of a Greek exit from the currency.

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