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The CEP is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

The CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation and the global economy by focusing on the major links between globalisation, technology and institutions (above all the educational system and the labour market) and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing.

You can view a sample of our work on our YouTube channel:



There are currently seven programmes: Each programme runs a series of related projects addressing key issues, set out under the Programme of Work 2015-2020 (in pdf).

Full details of work completed and projects undertaken are available in our Annual Report (in pdf). The latest annual report was published in April 2014 for work completed and conducted from January 2013 - December 2013.


The work of the CEP Macro programme has now transferred to the
Centre for Macroeconomics at http://www.centreformacroeconomics.ac.uk/

Completed self-standing programmes:

Associated with the above thematic programmes are self-standing programmes of work funded by outside sponsors (in alphabetical order):