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[Broadcast] The CEP is continuing work on a project to present interviews with centre researchers and distinguished visitors, online - and also make available recordings of CEP hosted events.


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Wednesday  05 November 2014  18:00 - 20:00
CEP Public Lecture: Structural Opportunities in the U.S. Economy
Jason Furman (US Council of Economic Advisers)
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Thursday  10 July 2014  18:30 - 20:00
Book Launch - THRIVE: The Power of Evidence-Based Psychological Therapies
Various Speakers 
Podcast (MP3)


Thursday  01 May 2014  18:00 - 20:00
CEP Film: UK Income and Wealth Inequality
Various Speakers 
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Thursday  31 January 2013  18:30 - 20:00
LSE Growth Commission Report Launch: Investing in Prosperity
Various Speakers 
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Wednesday  23 January 2013  18:30 - 20:30
PUBLIC LECTURE & PANEL - Eurozone Deadlock: Finding a Way out of the Crisis
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Wednesday  14 March 2012  10:00 - 12:00
LSE Growth Commission Evidence Session: The Role of Skills in a Growth Strategy for the UK
Various Speakers 
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  06 March 2012  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st Birthday Lecture - Mental Health: The New Frontier for the Welfare State
Richard Layard (CEP)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  28 February 2012  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st Birthday Lecture: Comparing Real Wages: the McWage Index
Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Thursday  23 February 2012  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series
Nicholas Stern (Asia Research Centre and LSE)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Wednesday  22 February 2012  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series
Nicholas Stern (Asia Research Centre and LSE)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  21 February 2012  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lecture Series
Nicholas Stern (Asia Research Centre and LSE)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Monday  05 December 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st Birthday Event: The Price of Civilization: Economics and Ethics After the Fall
Jeffrey Sachs (Columbia University)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Monday  28 November 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st Birthday Event: Herd Behaviour and Keeping up with the Joneses
Andrew Oswald (IZA and University of Warwick)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  15 November 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st Birthday Event: Thinking Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman In Conversation with Richard Layard
Daniel Kahneman (Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  18 October 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP Wellbeing Public Debate: Is happiness the right measure of social progress?
Robert Skidelsky
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  21 June 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem
Steve Nickell (Nuffield College, Oxford)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  31 May 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: Health Care Reform in the US
Peter Orszag (CitiGroup)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Wednesday  11 May 2011  19:00 - 21:00
BOOK LAUNCH - The Labour Market in Winter: the state of working Britain
Ed Balls MP (Shadow Chancellor)
Podcast (MP3)
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Tuesday  22 March 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: Exhorbitant Privilege: The Rise and Fall of the Dollar
Barry Eichengreen (University of California, Berkeley)
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Tuesday  15 March 2011  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: Changes in Labour Market Inequality
Steve Machin (CEP, London School of Economics and University College London)
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Thursday  17 February 2011  18:30 - 20:00
LSE Works: Where is Future Growth Going to Come From?
John Van Reenen (CEP)
View Video | Podcast (MP3)


Tuesday  15 February 2011  18:30 - 19:30
The Nobel Lecture: Equilibrium in the Labour Market with Search Frictions
Chris Pissarides (CEP and LSE)
Podcast (MP3)


Monday  10 January 2011  18:30 - 19:30
The Naked Swimmer: Can Spain (and the Euro) overcome this crisis?
Luis Garicano (LSE Department of Management & CEP)
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Tuesday  16 November 2010  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: Restoring Growth
John Van Reenen (CEP)
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Thursday  04 November 2010  18:30 - 20:00
CEP 21st BIRTHDAY LECTURE SERIES: The State of the World Economy
Olivier Blanchard (International Monetary Fund)
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Wednesday  13 October 2010  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures: Economics after the Crisis - Economic Freedom and Public Policy: Economics as a Moral Discipline
Adair Turner (Chairman, Financial Services Authority)
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Tuesday  12 October 2010  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures: Economics After the Depression - Market Efficiency and Rationality: Why Financial Markets are Different
Adair Turner (Chairman, Financial Services Authority)
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Monday  11 October 2010  18:30 - 20:00
Lionel Robbins Lectures: Economics After the Crisis - Economic Growth, Human Welfare and Inequality
Adair Turner (Chairman, Financial Services Authority)
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Monday  11 October 2010  14:00 - 15:00
Press Conference: Nobel Prize for Economics awarded to Christopher Pissarides
Chris Pissarides (CEP and LSE)
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  16:30 - 17:00
The Future of Finance - Will the politics of moral hazard sink us again?
Peter Boone
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  15:30 - 16:30
The Future of Finance - Why and how should we regulate pay in the financial sector?
Martin Wolf
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  15:00 - 15:30
The Future of Finance - Should we have narrow banking?
John Kay (Financial Times)
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  14:30 - 15:00
The Future of Finance - Keynote Address
Vince Cable
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  13:45 - 14:30
The Future of Finance - Can we identify bubbles and stabilise the system? What framework is best for systemic, macroprudential policy
Andrew Large
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  12:45 - 13:45
The Future of Finance - And the Theory That Underpins It
Howard Davies
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  12:15 - 12:45
The Future of Finance - How should we regulate the financial sector?
Charles Goodhart (LSE)
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  11:45 - 12:15
The Future of Finance - What mix of monetary policy and regulation is best for stabilising the economy?
Sushil Wadhwani
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  11:15 - 11:45
The Future of Finance - Why financial markets are so inefficient and exploitative - and a suggested remedy
Paul Woolley
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  10:15 - 11:15
The Future of Finance - What is the contribution of the financial sector: miracle or mirage?
Andy Haldane
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Wednesday  14 July 2010  09:30 - 10:15
The Future of Finance - What do banks do? Why do credit booms and busts occur and what can public policy do about it?
Adair Turner (Chairman, Financial Services Authority)
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Monday  30 November 2009  18:00 - 20:00
The Global Economic Crisis - One Year In
Various Speakers 
Podcast (MP3)


  • Professor Richard Layard
    In a new short film, Richard Layard explains why treating mental illness should be high on the public agenda
    , especially as proven psychological therapies effectively cost nothing.

  • Professor Richard Layard, David Clark and Andrew Marr in conversation
    Thrive: the power of evidence-based psychological therapies. This event marked the launch of David Clark and Richard Layard’s book, Thrive, which argues that mental health problems are pervasive. They have massive social impacts and huge economic costs. They can be effectively treated by evidence-based psychological therapies, but these are not widely available. They should be.

  • Professor John Van Reenen
    Income and wealth inequality in the UK
    are higher than most people think they are and higher than they think they should be.

    This is the message of a new online film released by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP).
    In an accompanying film on You Tube, CEP's director Professor John Van Reenen discusses the key findings.


  • Professor John Van Reenen
    A Manifesto for Growth: The LSE Growth Commission Report
    (31 January 2013)
    Interview with John Van Reenen, You Tube

    The UK has failed to invest in key areas needed for long-term growth. How can we change this? Professor John Van Reenen, Director of CEP and co-chair of the LSE Growth Commission, presents a 'manifesto for growth' for the UK economy over the next 50 years, backed up by the Growth Commission's report.
    The Report and LSE Growth Commission can be found here.

  • Professor John Van Reenen
    Timing is Everything: Fiscal Consolidation during depression (15 September 2012)
    Interview for VoxEu.org

    John Van Reenen talks to Viv Davies about fiscal consolidation during a depression. They discuss Van Reenen's recent work on quantifying the costs and benefits of delaying austerity measures until recovery is clearly established. They also discuss whether austerity has gone too far. Van Reenen presents the case for a more federal Europe.
    Listen to interview (links to VoxEu.org site)


  • Professor Lord Richard Layard (6 July 2012)
    The tragic error of excessive austerity
    Interview for VoxEu.org

    Richard Layard of the LSE talks to Viv Davies about his and Paul Krugman's recently published 'Manifesto for Economic Sense', which aims to generate a movement of economists who are prepared to speak out against policies they know to be wrong - the excessive austerity of current fiscal policies. They discuss the role of the ECB as lender of last resort and whether the current bank-led capitalist culture can ever be changed.
    Listen to Interview (links to VoxEu.org website)


  • Professor John Van Reenen (5 March 2010)
    Measuring management practices
    Interview for VoxEu.org

    How important are management practices in driving the performance of firms and the productivity of nations across Asia, Europe and North America? John Van Reenen, director of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at the London School of Economics, talks to Romesh Vaitilingam about CEP’s research programme on the economics of management and productivity.
    Listen to interview (links to VoxEu.org site)


  • Professor Paul Krugman
    The Return of Depression Economics
    (8-10 June 2009)
    The second series of 2009 Lionel Robbins lectures were recorded on 8th, 9th and 10th June 2007 in the Old Theatre, Old Building at LSE

    The global economic crisis has shaken a lot of what we thought we knew about economics. These lectures will cover the causes of the crisis; the deeply vexed question of how and when the world economy can recover; and the implications of the whole mess for economics and economists.

    • Lecture I: The Sum of All Fears (08 June 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast

    • Lecture II: The Eschatology of Lost Decades (09 June 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast

    • Lecture III: The Night They Re-Read Minsky (10 June 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast


  • Mirko Draca
    Panic on the Streets of London
    (26 May 2009.)
    What effect does raising the number of police have on crime? It might seem obvious that more police means fewer crimes - but things aren't that simple. For a start, there's the so called "endogeneity problem".

    Research economist Mirko Draca explains how the July 2005 terrorist attacks became a "natural experiment".


  • Professor Philippe Aghion
    Designing Policies for Growth
    (19-21 Feb 2009)
    The 2009 Lionel Robbins lectures were recorded on 19, 20 and 21 Feb 2007 in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building at LSE

    Over three lectures, Philippe Aghion will lay down the framework to think about growth policy design, discuss how policies inducing directed technical change can be designed to maximise sustainable growth, and finally investigate the relationship between market reforms and trust. Philippe Aghion is Robert C Waggoner Professor of Economics, Harvard University.

    • Lecture I: The Layers of Growth Policy Design (19 Feb 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast

    • Lecture II: Growth and the Environment (20 Feb 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast

    • Lecture III: Growth and Culture: Regulation and Trust (21 Feb 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast


  • Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah
    The Global Economic Crisis - Meeting the Challenge
    (17 Feb 2009)

    A panel discussion on the current global economic crisis: its origins, transmission, and possible impact and resolution. Tim Besley, Francesco Caselli, Chris Pissarides and Danny Quah are all economics professors at LSE.
    • The Global Economic Crisis (17 Feb 2009)
      MP3 | Vodcast


  • CEP Conference: The Emergence of China & India in the Global Economy (3-5 July 2008)
    This three day conference debated all aspects of the impact of the emerging economic powers on Europe and the US and the changes within India and China itself.

    A highlight of the conference was a policy panel consisting of: Martin Wolf (Financial Times), Alan Winters (Former head of World Bank Research), Athar Hussain (LSE Asia Observatory) and Peter Schott (Yale University.

  • Lord Adair Turner, Former Chair of the Pensions Commission
    Do we need more Immigrants and Babies?
    (28 Nov 2007)
    A CEP Public Lecture recorded on 28 Nov 2007 in the Old Theatre at LSE

    Lord Adair Turner will present an integrated analysis of the economics of demographic change, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different rates of population growth.
  • Professor David Laibson
    The Psychology of Saving and Investment
    (19-21 Nov 2007)
    The 2007 Lionel Robbins lectures were recorded on 19, 20 and 21 Nov 2007 in the Old Theatre at LSE

    Over three lectures, David Laibson will challenge many standard assumptions in economics and show how a combination of psychology and economics can better predict behaviour. David Laibson is professor of economics at Harvard University.

    • Lecture I: Intertemporal Choice (19 Nov 2007)
      MP3

    • Lecture II: Investment for Dummies (20 Nov 2007)
      MP3

    • Lecture III: Sticky Biases and the Curse of Education (21 Nov 2007)
      MP3


  • Professor Paul Krugman Globilisation and Welfare (14 Jun 2007)
    Chair: Professor John Van Reenen
    This event was recorded on 14 Jun 2007 in the Old Theatre at LSE
    Progressive free-traders - people who believe both in domestic equity and in the promise of globalisation - are feeling chastened these days. What's left of the case for globalisation? How can we make it work?

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