Does the UK Need Its Own Infrastructure Bank?

Hosted by the Department of Economics

Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House


Sir Danny Alexander

Sir Danny Alexander

Robert Bartlett

Robert Bartlett

Tamsyn Barton

Tamsyn Barton

Kwasi Kwarteng

Kwasi Kwarteng


Professor Sir Tim Besley

Professor Sir Tim Besley

This panel discussion will explore whether the UK should establish a new bank to support infrastructure investment.

Danny Alexander (@dannyalexander) is Vice President at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Robert Bartlett is Head of Infrastructure at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group.

Tamsyn Barton (@TBartonBond) is Chief Executive of Bond.

Kwasi Kwarteng (@KwasiKwarteng) is MP for Spelthorne and Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE and is a member of the National Infrastructure Commission.

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This event is being held with the UK National Infrastructure Commission, which is considering this issue as part of its upcoming National Infrastructure Assessment.

Twitter hashtag for this event: #LSEinfrastructure


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