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LSE Growth Commission Report Launch: Investing in Prosperity


Thursday 31 January 2013 18:30 - 20:00

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

About this event

On Thursday 31st January, the LSE Growth Commission will launch their report: Investing in Prosperity. The report is based on evidence taken in public session during 2012 from leading academics, business people and policymakers from UK and overseas and on analysis of an LSE research team supporting the Commissioners.

Investing for Prosperity

Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation

The launch of the LSE Growth Commission Report

31st January 2013, 6.30 - 8.30pm

Venue: Old Theatre, LSE Main Building, Houghton Street

Chair: Professor Craig Calhoun (Director, LSE)

LSE Growth Commission Report

Speakers:

Professor Tim Besley (LSE & Commission Co-Chair)
Professor John VanReenen (CEP & Commission Co-Chair)
Lord Nick Stern (Chair, Grantham Research Institute & LSE)
Sir Richard Lambert (Chancellor, University of Warwick)
Professor Francesco Caselli (LSE & Centre for Macroeconomics)
Ms Rachel Lomax (Director, HSBC & former Deputy Governor, BoE)

Overview: The LSE Growth Commission's Report provides an authoritative contribution to the formulation and implementation of a long-term growth strategy for the UK. The Report Investing in Prosperity: Skills, Infrastructure and Innovation, is based on evidence taken in public session during 2012 from leading academics, business people and policy-makers from the UK and overseas and on the analysis of an LSE research team supporting the Commissioners.

The Commissioners are: Philippe Aghion, Tim Besley, John Browne, Francesco Caselli, Richard Lambert, Rachel Lomax, Chris Pissarides, Nick Stern and John Van Reenen They conclude that despite the UK economy's uncertain outlook, the tarnished reputation of the City and the longest drop in output since the Great Depression, not all is lost. But only with major reform of the UK's economic structures and policies can the country's strengths in competitive product markets, flexible labour markets, independent regulation and good levels of higher education be built on to underpin growth. The Commissioners make strong recommendations, notably for policies on skills, infrastructure and innovation.

The report can be downloaded from the LSE Growth Commission Website.

Download the Report | Download Audio Podcast | Watch Video |

Video of John Van Reenen - Manifesto for Growth | Download Press release


Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEgrowth


Media queries: please contact the Press Office if you would like to reserve a press seat or have a media query about this event, email pressoffice@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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