A selection of Bridget’s publications are listed below.

Publication List

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UK infrastructure after Brexit

Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 38, Issue 1, Spring 2022, Pages 140–153
Infrastructure is central to many aspects of policy, and this focus has survived the impact of Covid-induced expenditure. The paper examines the scope for Brexit to allow infrastructure planning to be more devolved, consider demand-side and nature-based solutions, and become more competitive. It concludes that Brexit offers the opportunity for a more system-based approach to infrastructure planning and delivery.
See Oxford Review of Economic Policy, Volume 38

Empire of Pain (and other stories)

Book Review: Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
This review covers a number of ‘bad business’ tales, including Theranos, Wirecard and Greensill Capital

Mission Economy – a Moonshot Guide to Changing Capitalism

Book Review: Author: Mariana Mazzucato
I approached this book with considerable interest. Professor Mazzucato has an enviable
reputation for thinking about innovation systems and is heavily engaged in policy making. Her
views on how to change capitalism should be worth reading.

The Power of Creative Destruction

Book Review: Authors: Philippe Aghion, Celine Antonin and Simon Bunel
First, a shout out to the translator, Jodie Cohen-Tanugi. She’s a lawyer and a researcher into
movement – but also capable of preparing an idiomatic and professional translation of

The Magic Money Tree and other economic tales

Book Review: Author: Lorenzo Forni
The author is an economic policy maker in the macroeconomic sphere, with a career at the
IMF and the Central Bank of Italy as well as in academia and consultancy.

Narrative Economics

Book Review: Author: Robert Shiller
I approached this book with high hopes. Not only is Shiller a winner of the Nobel prize in
economics, but I have long thought that stories are important in framing the choices that we
make and the heuristics that we operate with.

Economy and Living Standards

A chapter in a book that looked at 20 years of the London mayoralty and how the Greater London Authority had made a difference to London’s economy.
See London’s Mayor at 20: Governing a Global City in the 21st Century

It’s not enough to have good ideas

A response to the Public Services Trust Commission, ten years on.

Planning, what is it for?

An essay in ‘Planning Anew, A collection of essays on reforming the planning system for the 21st century, was published alongside Policy Exchange’s report Rethinking the Planning System for the 21st Century.
See Planning Anew from the Policy Exchange

An Economic History of the English Garden

Book Review: Author: Roderick Floud
Floud is an eminent economic historian and clearly a keen gardener. As I sit here during
lockdown and working in the garden more intensively than would be normal, it seems an
appropriate time to review this book.