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Education and the Economy

Monday 30 June, 6pm
Old Theatre, Old Building

Professor Alan Krueger, Princeton University, will speak on Education and the Economy, on Monday 30 June at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

He will be giving a broad ranging talk on the subject, covering human capital and growth, human capital accounts, vouchers and computerised education.

Alan Krueger is Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University. He is director of Princeton's Industrial Relations section and its Survey Research Centre, a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research and is currently editor of the Journal of Economic Perspectives. In 1994-95 he served as chief economist at the US Department of Labor. 

This event is a Centre for Economic Performance Queen's Anniversary Prize lecture, and is free and open to all with no ticket required. 

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To reserve a press seat, contact Jessica Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk| 

Notes:

This even is organised by the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). The CEP is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

In 2002 the Centre for Economic Performance was awarded a Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for its research on unemployment and inequality. In winning the Prize, the CEP is 'recognised as a centre of national and international excellence in the application of economic theory and rigorous empirical analysis to issues of unemployment, productivity, education and international trade.' The citation says that the Centre 'has had a significant impact on government policy in the UK and more widely.' In celebration of the Prize, the Centre is organising a series of Prize Lectures throughout 2003 given by leading world academics and commentators on 'Challenges for Europe'. 

17 June 2003

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