Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)

About Us

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.

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. [Summary Programme pdf]

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

Associated with the above thematic programmes are self-standing programmes of work funded by outside sponsors: Completed self-standing programmes:
[photo: John Van Reenen]The Director of CEP is Professor John Van Reenen
[photo: Steve Machin]The Research Director is Professor Stephen Machin.