Move On Up

Hosted by the Centre for Economic Performance

Online public event


Professor Stephen Machin

Professor Stephen Machin

Professor Anna Vignoles

Professor Anna Vignoles



Professor Simon Hix

Professor Simon Hix

Current Centre Director, Stephen Machin, reflects on 30 years of CEP research to look at the education and economic inequalities facing younger generations and asks what are the longer-term consequences for social mobility in the UK?

Meet our speaker and chair

Stephen Machin (@s_machin_) is Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance at LSE. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, has been President of the European Association of Labour Economists, is a Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists and was an independent member of the Low Pay Commission from 2007-14.

Anna Vignoles (@AnnaVignoles) is the Director of the Leverhulme Trust, taking up her position in January 2021. Previously, she was Professor of Education and fellow of Jesus College at the University of Cambridge, where her research focused on the economic value of education and issues of equity in education.

Simon Hix (@simonjhix) is the Pro-Director for Research and the Harold Laski Professor of Political Science at LSE. An LSE alumnus, he is one of the leading researchers, teachers, and commentators on European and comparative politics in the UK. Simon has recently been appointed Stein Rokkan Chair in Comparative Politics at the European University Institute in Florence and will take up his new post in September.

More about this event

The Centre for Economic Performance (@CEP_LSE) is an interdisciplinary research centre at LSE. Established by the ESRC in 1990, it is now one of the leading applied economic research groups in Europe.

This event forms part of LSE’s Shaping the Post-COVID World initiative, a series of debates about the direction the world could and should be taking after the crisis.

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