What Next for Growth in the UK?

Hosted by the LSE Growth Commission

Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building,


Vince Cable

Lord Darling

Stephanie Flanders

George Osborne


Professor Lord Stern

In 2013 the LSE Growth Commission published a report - Investing for Prosperity, a Manifesto for Growth. Those recommendations were widely discussed and some, notably on infrastructure, turned into concrete action by UK policymakers.

In 2016 the UK now faces new questions about its economic future including its relationship with the EU, the role of industrial policy, and new developments in labour markets. So the Commission is being re-formed and will publish a second chapter of their growth manifesto. Over the next three months they will be holding evidence sessions with academics, policy experts and business leaders. Come along to this event with an esteemed panel who have agreed to feed in to the Commission deliberations as part of this evening event at the LSE. Between them the panel have played a huge role in running and analysing the UK economy over the past decade. Their experience is unrivalled and their views on what the future might hold - and what should be done about it - promise to be fascinating.

Vince Cable (@vincecable) was UK Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015; deputy leader of the Lib Dems 2007-2010 and shadow chancellor 2003-2010.

Alistair Darling was UK Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this he served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Scotland. He served as MP for Edinburgh South West from 1987 to 2015 and is now a member of the House of Lords.

George Osborne (@George_Osborne) was elected to the House of Commons in June 2001. At the May 2010 General Election, George was appointed UK Chancellor of the Exchequer by the new Prime Minister, David Cameron. In May 2015 he was re-elected and was appointed First Secretary of State, a position he retained until he left Cabinet in July 2016.

Stephanie Flanders (@MyStephanomics) is the Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She delivers insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie was previously the Economics Editor at the BBC. 

Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is the Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE and Co-Chair of the LSE Growth Commission.

The CEP (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe. 

Keep up to date with what Brexit means for the UK and the wider world at LSE Brexit blog (@lsebrexitvote).  

Twitter Hashtag for this event: #LSEgrowth

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