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Centre for Economic Performance:
Ground-breaking new inquiry to propose economic path for post-pandemic Britain

31 March 2021

A ground-breaking new collaboration between the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the Resolution Foundation will explore current economic challenges and propose ways to shape a fair, inclusive and sustainable future.

The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a three-year project which will examine the changes that the UK is living through, driven by the triple shocks of the Covid-19 pandemic, Brexit and the transition to net zero, and start a national conversation about what this means for people, places and firms.

It will then set out a framework for successfully navigating the challenges and opportunities these changes will bring, with proposals for economic reform to drive strong, sustainable growth, and significant improvements to people’s living standards and well-being

The inquiry is supported by a £1.8 million grant from the Nuffield Foundation.

The inquiry will be overseen by a Commission, made up of some of the world’s leading economists and policy thinkers, including:

  • Baroness Minouche Shafik, Director of London School of Economics and Political Science;
  • Sir Clive Cowdery, Founder of the Resolution Foundation and chairman of the Resolution Group;
  • Dani Rodrik, Professor of International Political Economy at Harvard University;
  • Frances O'Grady, General Secretary of the British Trades Union Congress;
  • Dame Carolyn Fairbairn, Former Director-General of the Confederation of British Industry;
  • Lord Nicholas Stern, I G Patel Chair of Economics and Government, LSE; and,
  • Adam Tooze, Professor of History, Columbia University

The Economy 2030 Inquiry will be formally launched with a major new report and event on Tuesday 18 May, 2021.