CEP Public Events
The Economy 2030 Inquiry and the Resolution Foundation
Stagnation nation? The Economy 2030 Inquiry conference
Wednesday 13 July 2022 09:30 - 16:00
This event is both online and in personOff 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 new economic strategy to successfully navigate the decade ahead.
How is - and will - economic change affect the jobs we do, the places we live and the firms we work for? What does that mean for a UK economy characterised by low growth and high inequality? Is stagnation here to stay? And what would a plausible economic strategy for Britain in the 2020s look like?
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 - is hosting a full-day conference at the QEII Centre in Westminster to discuss these questions and more. The conference will mark the publication of the interim report of the Inquiry - bringing together the key insights from almost 40 reports.
During the day, we will hear from a wide range of leading economists, politicians and policy makers discussing the economic change that the UK is about to live through, and what a new economic strategy for the 2020s might look like.
The conference will be open for people to physically attend, alongside being broadcast via YouTube and the Resolution Foundation website. Viewers will be able to submit questions to the different panel sessions before and during the conference via Slido.
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.
This event will take place Off Campus.