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Stephen Machin (CEP, LSE)

Wednesday 09 June 2021 16:30 - 17:30


About this event

Stephen Machin asks: what are the longer-term consequences for social mobility in the UK?

Current Centre Director, Stephen Machin, reflects on 30 years of CEP research to look at the education and economic inequalities facing younger generations and asks what are the longer-term consequences for social mobility in the UK?

This lecture is one of the Centre for Economic Performance's 30th anniversary events in 2020/21. The Centre will be holding a number of activities throughout the year, taking stock of the ground-breaking policy-focused research produced since 1990 and looking ahead to the economic and social challenges before us.

More information is available at LSE Events.


Stephen Machin is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists, is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and was an independent member of the Low Pay Commission from 2007-14.

Anna Vignoles is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust, taking up her position in January 2021. Previously, she was Professor of Education and fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on the economic value of education and issues of equity in education. She was elected as a fellow of the British Academy in 2017.

Professor Simon Hix (chair) joined the LSE faculty in 1997, having studied as an undergraduate at the School in 1987-1990, and was promoted to Professor in 2005. He is the first holder of the Harold Laski Chair. He is author of over 50 articles in top international journals in political science, numerous policy papers, and 7 books, including The Political System of the European Union (Palgrave, 2011, with Bjorn Hoyland), What's Wrong with the EU and How to Fix It (Polity, 2008), and Democratic Politics in the European Parliament (Cambridge University Press, 2007, with Abdul Noury and Gerard Roland). Simon regularly gives evidence to committees in the House of Commons, House of Lords, and the European Parliament, and was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2011.


This event forms part of LSE's Shaping the post-Covid world initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

The Twitter hashtag for this event is #LSECOVID19

Participants are expected to adhere to the CEP Events Code of Conduct.