CEP LSE RSS Contact Us YouTube Facebook Twitter

About Us

Established at LSE in 1990 CEP is one of Europe's leading economic research centres. It addresses three related questions: How to foster growth? How to share growth? How to make growth sustainable?

Comprising some 90 faculty, research staff and doctoral students, 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, the educational system and the labour market and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing.

Since 2018 CEP has been recognised as a global centre of excellence by its main funders, the ESRC, and granted official ESRC Research Institute status.

CEP runs seven programmes to address these 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 Reports. The Centre's summary of work between 2010 and 2015 can be found here.