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Public Policy, Equity and Growth: a panel discussion


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Speaker(s): Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, Professor Peter Diamond, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, Professor Sir James Mirrlees, Professor Lord Stern
Chair: Professor Tim Besley

Recorded on 19 May 2011 in Old Theatre, Old Building.

This event is part of a celebration of 25 years on from the LSE project on Taxation, Income Distribution and Incentives run in STICERD by Sir Tony Atkinson, Mervyn King and Professor Lord Stern. The panel brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss what we have learned in the intervening period about how public policy can best be structured to support equity and growth.

Professor Sir Tony Atkinson, is centennial professor in the Department of Economics at LSE. Peter A. Diamond was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He is an institute professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sir Nicholas Macpherson, is a senior British civil servant, serving as the permanent secretary to the Treasury since 2 August 2005. He succeeded Sir Gus O'Donnell upon the latter's promotion to Cabinet Secretary. Professor Sir James Mirrlees is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Nicholas Stern is chair of the Grantham Research Institute since it was founded in 2008; chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, the first holder of this position, at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD); chair of the Asia Research Centre; and director of the India Observatory.

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