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CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series

Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem

Speaker: Professor Steve Nickell, Warden, Nuffield College Oxford & Office for Budget Responsibility

Chair: Professor John Van Reenen, Director, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE

This event took place on Tuesday 21 June 2011 at the LSE.


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Overview: This lecture will look at Immigration and its economic effects including the contribution to population growth. Why does housing not keep up with population growth? More generally why do we find it so hard to house our population decently?

About the Speaker: Steve Nickell is Warden of Nuffield College Oxford and a Member of the Budget Responsibility Committee at the OBR. A former Professor of Economics at the LSE, in recent years he has also held places on the board of the UK Statistics Authority, the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit, the Monetary Policy Committee and the Economic Research Advisory Panel of the Welsh Assembly Government.


For ticket information please contact the LSE Conferences and Events office

For information on future lectures in this series, please visit the CEP 21st Birthday Lecture Series webpage