2016 Public Panel Event

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Date: Wednesday 2 November 2016 
Time: 6:30pm
Location: London School of Economics Campus

Audio podcast (.mp3)


Vince Cable - UK Secretary of State for Business Innovation and Skills and President of the Board of Trade (2010-2015). He was Member of Parliament for Twickenham 1997-2015; deputy leader of the Lib Dems 2007-2010 and shadow chancellor 2003-2010.

Alistair Darling - UK Chancellor of the Exchequer from 2007 to 2010. Prior to this he served as Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, Secretary of State for Scotland and Secretary of State for Scotland. He served as MP for Edinburgh South West from 1987 to 2015 and is now a member of the House of Lords.

Stephanie Flanders - the Chief Market Strategist for the UK and Europe for J.P. Morgan Asset Management. She delivers insight into the economy and financial markets to thousands of professional investors across the UK, Europe and globally. Stephanie was previously the Economics Editor at the BBC

George Osborne - was elected to the House of Commons in June 2001. At the May 2010 General Election, George was appointed UK Chancellor of the Exchequer by the new Prime Minister, David Cameron. In May 2015 he was re-elected and was appointed First Secretary of State, a position he retained until he left Cabinet in July 2016.


In 2016 the UK now faces new questions about its economic future including its relationship with the EU, the role of industrial policy, and new developments in labour markets. The LSE Growth Commission is being re-formed and will publish a second chapter to their 2013 growth manifesto. Over the next three months we are holding evidence sessions with academics, policy experts and business leaders.

This esteemed panel have agreed to feed in to the Commission deliberations as part of this evening event at the LSE. Between them the panel have played a huge role in running and analysing the UK economy over the past decade. Their experience is unrivalled and their views on what the future might hold - and what should be done about it - promise to be fascinating.

Event Hashtag - #LSEgrowth

LSE Event Webpage


Video: George Osborne on jobs in a changing economy [YouTube] 


Video: Alistair Darling on millennials and quality jobs [YouTube]  

Video: Stephanie Flanders on a new model for growth [YouTube]
Video: Vince Cable on the value of experts [YouTube]