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LSE Growth Commission Launch Event


Monday 23 January 2012 14:45 - 16:30

Venue to be Confirmed,

About this event

This is the launch event for the LSE Growth Commission. The commission aims to provide an authoritative contribution to the formulation and implementation of a long-term growth strategy the UK. At this event, Larry Summers and Stephen Nickell will give evidence on how to improve the growth performance of the UK economy in the medium to long-term.



In times of slow growth and protracted economic turbulence we think it important to keep the issues pertinent to prosperity in the long-run firmly in the frame.
To that end, we have set up an LSE Growth Commission which aims to provide an authoritative contribution to the formulation and implementation of a long-term growth strategy  the UK.  The commission will run for a year at the end of which it will produce a report.  Along the way it will take evidence from a range of individuals with experience in academia, business and policy.

In order to mark the launch of the Commission, and assist in setting its agenda, Professors Larry Summers and Steve Nickell gave evidence on Monday 23 January on how to improve the growth performance of the UK economy in the medium to long term.


LSE Growth Commission Launch Event
With Professor Larry Summers and Professor Stephen Nickell

Date: Monday 23 January 2012
Time: 2.45pm for 3.00pm start. Ends: 4.45pm

Location: Institute for Government, 2 Carlton Gardens, London, SW1Y 5AA

About the Speakers: Larry Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and former U.S. Treasury Secretary and Director of the United States National Economic Council for President Barack Obama.

Stephen Nickell is Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford, member of the Office for Budget Responsibility and former member of the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee

L. Summers / S. Nickell

Download Launch Summary (PDF) Download Press Release (PDF)

Disclaimer: This summary document  represents the views of the evidence givers and not necessarily those of the commissioners.


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).

This event will take place in Venue to be Confirmed, .