LSE IGA marked the launch of its Global Policy Lab (G-POL) on May 16 with a economics star-studded event, featuring Professor Raghuram Rajan, Lord Adair Turner, Lord Nicholas Stern, Professor Philippe Aghion, Professor Sergei Guriev, Assistant Professor Keyu Jin, Visiting Professor Mario Blejer, Michael Sohlman and Duncan Clark. Professor Erik Berglof, Director of LSE IGA, welcomed and led the event, which showcased two of G-POL’s initiatives: Rethinking Global Finance, and a new growth model – Avoiding the Middle Income Trap, under the newly established Transformation Commission.
G-POL aims to harness the world’s combined brainpower to generate fresh thinking and research-based policy solutions to urgent global challenges. Global collaboration and international institutions are under threat from both sides: emerging economies has been questioning their underrepresentation in global decision making for quite some time, but some advanced economies have also started raising questions about the benefits of globalization and its supporting international system. G-POL joins up emerging and advanced economies in designing and testing innovative, research-based and locally-rooted solutions to their common challenges, drawing on LSE’s Nobel-prize winning faculty, first rate-students as well as IGA’s extensive international network of high-level policymakers.
Read more about LSE IGA’s Global Policy Lab.
Check the full event programme and photos.