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Speaker Biography

Baron Frankal

Baron heads up the team that is the acknowledged authority on Manchester’s economy and brings together the city’s economic strategy for long-term sustainable economic growth, which is based largely on the results of the world’s largest study of its kind, the Manchester Independent Economic Review.

Baron joined New Economy in March 2008, from the European Central Bank in Frankfurt, where he was Senior Economist, responsible for work on European relations and European issues including migration, EU climate change policy, and the Treaty of Lisbon, on which he published, ‘How will the Treaty of Lisbon affect EMU’. Before joining the ECB, Baron was a solicitor at the City of London firm CMS Cameron McKenna, worked internationally and has experience at the United Nations in Geneva and representing the Law Society of England and Wales. Baron was born and bred in Manchester.