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Speaker(s): Professor Alan Manning, Nicola Smith
Chair: Professor Sir David Metcalf

Recorded on 26 February 2015

The Centre for Economic Performance has played an important role in the development of the UK’s National Minimum Wage, which was voted the most successful government policy of the last 30 years. But the minimum wage seems to be stuck in something of a rut and there are many ideas for how to rejuvenate it. This lecture will show how evidence can be used to evaluate these proposals.

Alan Manning is Professor of Economics and Director of the Community Programme at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE.

Nicola Smith (@nicolatuc) is Head of Economic and Social Affairs at the TUC.

David Metcalf is Emeritus Professor of Industrial Relations in the Department of Management and Associate in the Labour Markets Programme of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE.

The Centre for Economic Performance (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe.

LSE Works is a series of public lectures, that will showcase some of the latest research by LSE's academic departments and research centres. In each session, LSE academics will present key research findings, demonstrating where appropriate the implications of their studies for public policy. A list of all the LSE Works lectures can be viewed at LSE Works.

To see more about the impact of this research, visit Designing a minimum wage to reduce poverty and wage inequality at LSE Research Impact.

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