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LSE Growth Commission,
London School of Economics,
London WC2A 2AE
Tel: +44 20 7955 7285
"I have barely scratched the surface of the LSE report but it offers plenty of ideas for turning over a new leaf. And it is more coherent and comprehensive than anything the government has yet come up with."
David Smith, The Sunday Times, Feb 2017
LSE Growth Commission's 2017 report sets out a new blueprint for inclusive and sustainable growth in the UK that deals with the challenges facing the UK, old and new. Drawing on the latest research, analysis and evidence from leading practitioners and scholars, the Commission outlines the top priorities in four key areas.
Jobs and skills
In a world of rapidly changing technologies and labour markets, it is essential to develop systems of lifelong learning to promote greater security and adaptability for workers.
The UK needs an industrial strategy – the government is right to focus here - but there are gaps between this vital area and monetary, fiscal and competition policy.
Britain’s strength is in services, and two-thirds of the country’s trade is with the US and EU. Negotiations must focus here: a trade deal with the US is needed, as is a new EU trade agreement with a “services passport” at its core.
Finance and growth
The UK is a world-leading financial centre – yet despite its strength there is a shortage of competition.
Press coverage of our latest report, can be found on our Press Cuttings page
SCDI Forum – Exporting key to resilient growth during Brexit and second independence referendum, AllMediaScotland.com
Britain is damning itself to a low wage, low productivity economy, The Telegraph (Jeremy Warner)
Our nation of shoppers needs a new growth model, David Smith, The Sunday Times
Britain ‘needs more skilled migrants’ to help drive growth, The Times (Phillip Aldrick)
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.
LSE growth commission sets out economic reform proposals, Public Finance
LSE Growth Commission Report 2017
UK Growth: A new chapter
Video: George Osborne on jobs in a changing economy [YouTube]