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LSE Growth Commission,
London School of Economics,
Houghton Street,
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 20 7955 7285
Fax : +44 20 7404 0612


Email: lsegrowth@lse.ac.uk




The LSE Growth Commission was set up to provide authoritative and evidence-based policy recommendations that target sustainable and inclusive long-term growth in the UK.

Some of its first set of recommendations in 2013 notably on infrastructure, were turned into concrete action by UK policymakers.

The Commission’s second Report and recommendations in its Growth Manifesto are due out in January 2017. They will address new questions facing the UK following the result of the June 2016 Referendum including:

  • What is the UK’s economic future including its relationship with the EU?
  • What is the future of the City of London?
  • What is the role of industrial policy?
  • What are the new developments in labour markets? 

Once again the Commission will draw on evidence given in public session by business leaders, academics, policymakers and stakeholders in the UK economy; a team of researchers at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance using the latest data and techniques available will inform their report.

The five public sessions will be run during November & December 2016. If you would like to attend any of the session, please write to us at lsegrowth@lse.ac.uk.

Alongside the Commission's work the LSE Student Economics Association will be discussing and blogging about the economic challenges facing the UK. These will be drawn together into a final submission the Commission will consider.

Evidence Session - Finance & the City of London, 06-12-2016

Featuring: David Miles (Imperial); Huw Evans (ABI); Charlie Bean (LSE); Jenny Tooth (UKBAA); Adam Jackson & David Morrey (Grant Thornton); Angus Canvin (Investment Association); Lindsey Naylor (Oliver Wyman); Peter Smith (Blockchain) - slides now available online

Evidence Session - Industrial Policy and Growth, 22-11-2016

Featuring: Mariana Mazzucato (SPRU, Sussex University); Kate Collyer (Competition & Markets Authority); Gary Elliott (Aerospace Technology Institute); Mark Littlewood (Institute of Economic Affairs); Alan Overd (Charles RIver Associates) - videos now online

Evidence Session - Openness, Trade and FDI,  21-11-2016

Featuring: Karolina Ekholm (Ministry of Finance, Sweden); Karen Helene Ullveit-Moe (University of Oslo); Lionel Fontagne (CEPII); Paola Conconi (ECARES); Will Page (Spotify); Tim Sarson (KPMG) - videos and slides now online

For all of our event information, please visit the Evidence Sessions page

Investing for Prosperity

In 2013 the Commission published a Report Investing for Prosperity: A Manifesto for Growth, later expanded and published as a book.

All the latest growth-related research from our commissioners is available on our Latest Research webpage.
People moving to UK are not taking British jobs, says George Osborne (The Guardian)
Beware UK's isolation, warns George Osborne, (The Times)
Press coverage of our first report, and the related studies can be found on our  Press Cuttings page
To stimulate debate contributions are welcomed from the public, the LSE Growth Commission and its research team welcome comments and suggestions from external thinkers in academia, business and policy. 

Please visit our Contributors page to read all submissions so far.


LSE Knowledge Exchange HEIF 5
ESRC Economic and Social Research Council

Evidence sessions