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Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem

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Centre for Economic Performance 21st Birthday lecture series

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2011 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue:  Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Professor Stephen Nickell
Chair: Professor John Van Reenen

This lecture will look at immigration and its economic effects including the contribution to population growth. Why does housing not keep up with population growth? More generally, why do we find it so hard to house our population decently?

Stephen Nickell is warden of Nuffield College, Oxford and a member of the Budget Responsibility Committee at the Office for Budget Responsibility.

Professor John Van Reenen is Director of the Centre of Economic Performance (CEP) at LSE.

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #lseimmigration

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


A copy of Professor Stephen Nickell's powerpoint presentation is available to download. Download 'Too Many People in Britain? Immigration and the Housing Problem' (pdf).

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