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In this session, Eric Hanushek, Stephen Machin and Ludger Wößmann gave their views on the role skills should play in the formulation and implementation of a strategy to secure long-term growth for the UK, reflecting on lessons from international experience and state of the art academic literature.

Hanushek Slides (PDF) Machin Slides (PDF) Woessmann Slides (PDF)
Audio recording (mp3) Video recording (mp4)
Event Summary (PDF)
Disclaimer: These documents represent the views of the evidence givers and not necessarily those of the commissioners.

LSE Growth Commission Evidence Session 1: The Role of Skills in a Growth Strategy for the UK

Date: Wednesday 14 March 2012
Time: 9.45am for 10.00am start. Ends: 12.00pm

Location: LSE Research Lab, Room LRB.R405, 4th Floor, Lionel Robbins Building, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD.

About the Speakers: Eric Hanushek is the Paul and Jean Hanna Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University. He has been a leader in the development of economic analysis of educational issues, and his work on efficiency, resource usage, and economic outcomes of schools has frequently entered into the design of both US and international educational policy.

Steve Machin is Professor of Economics at University College London, Research Director at the Centre for Economic Performance, a member of the Low Pay Commission and Director of the Centre for the Economics of Education.

Ludger Wößmann is Head of Human Capital and Innovation at CES Ifo Institute for Economic Research, University of Munich.

E. Hanushek / S. Machin / L. Woessmann

For further information about the LSE Growth Commission, please contact Miguel Coelho miguel.coelho@instituteforgovernment.org.uk

The LSE Growth Commission is funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).