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CEP Public Lecture - Do we need more Immigrants and Babies?

Adair Turner (Chairman, Financial Services Authority)


Wednesday 28 November 2007 18:30 - 20:00

Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

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Faced with population ageing, many commentators argue that developed countries need higher fertility, more immigration or both. But others claim that immigration is pulling down the wages of unskilled labour, and that population growth has adverse welfare consequences. This lecture will present an integrated analysis of the economics of demographic change, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different rates of population growth.

CEP Public Lecture:
Do we need more Immigrants and Babies?

Speaker: Lord Adair Turner, Former Chair of the Pensions Commission

Date: Wednesday 28 November at 6.30 pm

Venue: Old Theatre, LSE, Old Building, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE

This lecture is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

Faced with population ageing, many commentators argue that developed countries need higher fertility, more immigration or both. But others claim that immigration is pulling down the wages of unskilled labour, and that population growth has adverse welfare consequences. This lecture will present an integrated analysis of the economics of demographic change, exploring the advantages and disadvantages of different rates of population growth.

Adair Turner is a Director at Standard Chartered Bank, Chair of the Economic & Social Research Council, and visiting Professor at the LSE and CASS Business School. Lord Turner was formerly Chair of the Low Pay Commission and the Pensions Commission.

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For more information, please contact Jo Cantlay at j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk.

This event will take place in Old Theatre, Ground Floor, Old Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE.

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