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2016 Evidence Session 3 - Industrial Policy

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Industrial Policy & Growth

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Time: 2:30-4:30pm
Location: LRB 505, 5th floor, Lionel Robbins Building, Portugal Street, London WC2A 2HD


Professor Philippe Aghion’s  team is looking at industrial strategy, to establish whether lessons from other countries can point to the principles that should underpin a modern industrial strategy. 


Mariana Mazzucato  (SPRU, Sussex University) - RM Phillips chair in the Economics of Innovation at SPRU, University of Sussex. She advises policy makers around the world on innovation-led growth and is currently a member of the Scottish Government’s Council of Economic Advisors; the World Economic Forum’s Council on the Economics of Innovation and SITRA’s (the Finnish Innovation Fund) Advisory Panel. Her research focuses on the relationship between financial markets, innovation, and economic growth—and how to allow smart, innovation-led growth to be also more inclusive and sustainable.  

Kate Collyer (Competition & Markets Authority) - Deputy Chief Economic Adviser in the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), where she is responsible for the quality and standard of economic advice in the CMA’s market and merger investigations. Kate was Director of Economics in the Competition Commission where she provided economic advice on a wide range of market and merger investigations in many different sectors in the UK. 

Gary Elliott (Aerospace Technology Institute) - Chief Executive of the ATI since April 2014, assuming responsibility for the strategic direction of the institute and its operational performance. Prior to this, Gary was the Chief Executive of Hybrid Air Vehicles Ltd a private equity backed aerospace OEM. During his tenure Gary led the business from its start-up phase into a mature business, winning and delivering a $600m contract for the US Army.

Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs) -  Director General of the Institute of Economic Affairs and the IEA’s Ralph Harris Fellow. Under his leadership, the IEA has continued to communicate the benefits of free markets to an even wider audience around the world. In 2014, Mark was ranked 38th on The Times’ ‘Right-wing Power List’, and in 2011 was named ‘Liberal Voice of the Year’ by the Liberal Democrat Voice.

Alan Overd (Charles River Associates) -  Vice President at Charles River Associates. Mr. Overd has worked on a range of competition cases in various jurisdictions and has handled a number of high profile European merger investigations.  Mr Overd studied economics at Cambridge University and the University of Oxford, where he held a lectureship at Keble College.

Please note that the views expressed by the evidence givers do not necessarily reflect those of the LSE Growth Commissioners.

Please email us to register for this event at lsegrowth@lse.ac.uk