Even in times of slow growth and protracted economic turbulence, it is essential to stay focused on the key drivers of prosperity over the long term. The LSE Growth Commission will use frontier research and ideas to provide an authoritative evidence based independent framework for policy and policy-making in the UK to support sustainable growth, reporting at the end of 2012. It will do this by drawing on the expertise of leading thinkers in academia, business and policy, in a series of select-committee style public evidence sessions.
The Commissioners, supported by a team of LSE researchers, will seek evidence on the creation and deployment of skills, the role of energy infrastructure, the role of macroeconomic stability, the system of science, engineering and innovation, public and private sector productivity and the role of management, trade and the tax and regulatory regime.
The proceedings of the evidence sessions will be filmed and made publicly available as a permanent record along with summaries of the background research underpinning the findings.
But findings can only be of benefit if they aid good policymaking. The collaboration of LSE with the Institute for Government ensures that our approach considers what structures of government are needed to support an effective growth strategy. By the end of 2012, the LSE Growth Commission will produce a report on policy changes to support growth in the UK.
Read further: the Commission's agenda.
Who we are
The Commissioners are:
Philippe Aghion, Harvard University
Tim Besley, LSE
Lord John Browne, Riverstone and former CEO of BP
Francesco Caselli, LSE
Sir Richard Lambert, Chancellor, Warwick University
Rachel Lomax, former deputy governor of the Bank of England
Christopher Pissarides, LSE, Nobel laureate
Lord Nicholas Stern, LSE
John Van Reenen, CEP, LSE
The LSE Growth Commission is funded by the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) and the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).