An industrial strategy for the green economy

Hosted by LSE Environment Week

In-person and online public event (Old Theatre, Old Building)


Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey

Ed Miliband MP

Ed Miliband MP

Dr Arkebe Oqubay

Dr Arkebe Oqubay

Dr Anna Valero

Dr Anna Valero


Professor John Van Reenen

Professor John Van Reenen

The transition to a net zero economy requires a new industrial revolution. How should the UK and other countries craft effective policies to generate such radical change? What will be the effect of the Biden administration’s green subsidies in the Inflation Reduction Act on the US, Europe and the rest of the world?

This event brings together leading thinkers and policy makers on this vital issue.

Meet our speakers and chair

Heather Boushey (@HBoushey) serves as a member of President Joe Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers. She previously was the President and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She has also worked as an economist at the Center for American Progress and the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee.

Ed Miliband (@Ed_Miliband) is Shadow Secretary of State of Climate Change and Net Zero, having been Leader of the Labour Party and Climate Change Secretary, and is an alumnus of LSE. He has been the Labour MP for Doncaster North since 2005.

Arkebe Oqubay is Senior Minister and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of Ethiopia. He has been at the centre of policymaking and government leadership for over 30 years. 

Anna Valero (@asvalero) is a distinguished policy fellow at LSE's Centre for Economic Performance, Deputy Director of the Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID) and an associate of the Grantham Research Institute.

John Van Reenen is Ronald Coase School Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Digital Fellow, Initiative for the Digital Economy at the Massachusetts Institute for Technology (MIT).

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The Economics of Environment and Energy Programme (@STICERD_LSE), International Growth Centre (@The_IGC) and Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (@POID_LSE) within the LSE Department of Economics is convening the second Environment Week at LSE on 11-14 September 2023. Working with partners at the School and across the world we want to use Environment Week to encourage economists from all fields of economics to work on environmental issues and to connect this work to policy change.

This is one of three public events during LSE Environment Week, the others are:

11 September - The war on air pollution

12 September - From adversity to resilience: climate justice in developing countries

Explore LSE’s dedicated hub Understanding the UK Economy, showcasing research and expertise on the state of the UK economy, its global context and its future.

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