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Economy 2030 Inquiry

Stagnation nation? The Economy 2030 Inquiry conference

Various speakers

Wednesday 13 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00

This event is both online and in person

Off Campus

The UK is facing a decisive decade of economic change, as we emerge from the pandemic, adjust to Brexit, and urgently transition towards a net zero future. Some hope these changes will help us overcome the stagnation that has seen the UK enter the 2020s with low growth and high inequality - be that via the home working revolution or green growth. Others see lower taxes or migration as a silver bullet. But the task of securing stronger, sustainable, inclusive growth that reaches all parts of the UK is much harder than much of this wishful thinking implies: the UK needs a renewed economic strategy to successfully navigate the decade ahead.

The Economy 2030 Inquiry - a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics, funded by the Nuffield Foundation - hosted a full-day conference to discuss the economic change that the UK is about to live through, and what a renewed economic strategy for the 2020s might look like.

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Rt Hon Rachel Reeves MP, shadow chancellor of the exchequer; Lord Nicholas Stern, IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government at LSE; Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times; Frances O'Grady, general secretary of the Trades Union Congress; Stephanie Flanders, senior executive editor at Bloomberg; Chris Giles, economics editor of the Financial Times; Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, former director-general of the Confederation of British Industry; Adair Turner, economist and business leader; Baroness Minouche Shafik, director of the LSE, Mairi Spowage, director of the Fraser of Allender Institute; Linda Yueh, economist, writer and broadcaster; Henry Overman, research director at the Centre for Economic Performance; Anna Valero, senior research fellow at the Centre for Economic Performance; Torsten Bell, chief executive of the Resolution Foundation; Gregory Thwaites, research director at the Resolution Foundation; Sophie Hale, principal economist at the Resolution Foundation; Daniel Tomlinson, senior economist at the Resolution Foundation; Sir Clive Cowdery, founder of the Resolution Foundation, Lord David Willetts, president of the Resolution Foundation.

Economy 2030 Inquiry Resolution Foundation Nuffield Foundation

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This event will take place Off Campus.