Julian Le Grand, Richard Titmuss Professor of Social Policy, defends his view that competition is the best way to improve hospitals and schools.
A former senior policy adviser to Tony Blair, he is one of the principal architects of the UK Government's current public service reforms introducing choice and competition into health care and education.
Professor Le Grand is the fourth LSE academic to take part in the new weekly series of short, to-the-point video debates from LSE’s Institute of Public Affairs (IPA) on key issues affecting the world today. Conor Gearty, director of the IPA and professor of human rights law, subjects academics to a five-minute grilling to showcase the School's world class research and faculty.
To view the rest of the series:Gearty Grillings