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Can We Afford our Future?

STICERD 25th Anniversary Lecture

Date: Tuesday 16 March 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
: Emeritus Professor Howard Glennerster FBA
Chair: Professor John Hills

Our population is ageing, producing fewer babies, educating more of its young people for longer, demanding better public services and is more unequal than for a very long time. Yet we seem reluctant to pay higher taxes, to work longer or save for private pensions and long term care. Are we living in a fool's paradise?

Howard Glennerster taught at LSE from 1968, became a professor of social policy in 1984 and was chairman of STICERD from 1994-2000. He retired in 2001 but continues to co-direct the ESRC Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion.

This is part of a series of lectures to mark STICERD's 25th anniversary, featuring former chairmen of the department.  Nicholas Stern FBA, second permanent secretary and managing director, Budget and Public Finance at the Treasury, will speak as part of this series in the summer term.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis. 

For further information, contact Conferences on 020 7955 6043 or events@lse.ac.uk.

Transcript (pdf) & slides (PowerPoint)