Newcastle University Business School

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The Brexit Lecture Series: How the Brexit Negotiations May Be Handled, An Insider's View

Date/Time: Wednesday 9 November 2016, 17:30 - 19:30

Venue: Newcastle University Business School, Room 4.08

Speaker: Dr Michael Lloyd, Senior Research Fellow, Global Policy Institute

The presentation and ensuing discussion will focus on three issues:

  1. The likely positions of the three EU parties to the negotiations and a potential resolution
  2. The potential positions of the UK and their likely evolution
  3. Three potential outcomes and the impacts on the UK and the EU going forward

Speaker Biography 

Michael Lloyd graduated in political economy at Trinity College, Cambridge. He also has a Diploma in Social Studies from the University of Oxford (Ruskin College), and a Honorary Doctorate from the University of Plymouth. He has wide experience as an applied economist in industry and in European international organisations and as an economic adviser, notably as Economic Adviser on Economic and Monetary Union to the European Parliament in 1998. 

Following his role with the European Parliament, between 1999 and 2008, he served as Director of the AMRIE in Brussels, and was involved in a wide range of transport and regional economics research projects for the European Commission. In 2002, Michael also established his own economic consultancy company, Lloyd Consulting Associates Europe Limited, of which he is the sole Director. The company carries out research and consultancy assignments.


Michael returned to the UK (Newcastle upon Tyne) from Brussels in 2009 and is currently (dating from 2008) a Senior Research Fellow, at the Global Policy Institute (GPI), London. His specialisms cover monetary economics, the economics of European integration, the economics of innovation, and regional transport economics. 

As Director of his company LCA Europe Limited, Michael was also, from 2010, a partner (with 5 European Universities) in a two-year EU research project (INNOSUTRA) looking at innovation in the surface transport sector across Europe, which was successfully completed in January 2012.

During 2011 and 2012 Michael prepared the GPI submissions to the UK Independent Banking Commission (the Vickers Commission); analysed the IBC Final Report, and now is Chair of the GPI Group on Monetary and Banking Issues. Michael has also prepared a number of articles for GPI on the Eurozone crisis and other topical economic issues, including an article on the reform of Credit Rating Agencies, particularly in relation to sovereign debt rating. He also provides expert advice on EU trade and competition issues to KONP nationally (particularly on TTIP) and speaks on the topic in the North-East.

Michael lectures on Eurozone economic issues for the University of Newcastle Business School; the University of Canterbury Business School, Regents University, London, and the Guildhall Business School, London.