Economist Insights

Economist Insights

May 2015

  1. Party like it's 1992

    Blog post | Tags: Joshua McCallum

    The Conservative party’s surprise victory in last week’s UK election replaced uncertainty about potential coalitions with a new uncertainty about the UK’s membership of the EU. The Conservatives have pledged to hold a referendum on EU membership in 2017, unless certain concessions from the EU can be secured. The uncertainty for the next two years is likely to be a negative for business investment and UK growth.

About the authors

Economist Insights is written by Joshua McCallum and Gianluca Moretti. Joshua has been working at Global Asset Management with the title of Senior Fixed Income Economist since 2005. Prior to this, he worked at the UK Treasury as a macroeconomist. Gianluca joined Global Asset Management in 2010. Prior to this he worked at the Italian central bank.