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Speaker(s): Tharman Shanmugaratnam
Chair: Professor Lord Stern

Recorded on 30 January 2017 at Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building

Inclusive growth has to be at the centre of our agenda, if we are to avoid the continued unravelling of the social compacts that have underpinned an era of open economies. It will require new strategies, redefining the role of government and reinvigorating the politics of the centre. There is also something to be learnt from international experience.

Tharman Shanmugaratnam (@Tharman_S) is Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies in Singapore. He has been appointed Chairman of the Group of Thirty from Jan 2017. He also chaired the International Monetary and Financial Committee between 2011-2015, and was its first Asian chair. He served for several years as Minister of Finance, and earlier as Minister for Education. Tharman is an alumnus and Honorary Fellow of LSE.

Nicholas Stern (@lordstern1) is IG Patel Chair of Economics and Government, Chair of the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment at the LSE and is currently the President of the British Academy.

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