LSE Business Review’s official launch event took place on 2 December. A panel of top UK economists discussed How can the UK improve its lagging productivity — and still build the workforce?
Former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills Vince Cable was the keynote speaker and touched on many insights from his book After the Storm: The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future.
Watch the video below:
Vince Cable: Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills (2010 to 2015). Vince is the UK’s longest-serving business minister in the post-war period, and author of After the Storm : The World Economy and Britain’s Economic Future (2015)
Bronwyn Curtis: member of LSE’s Court of Governors, and Non-Executive Director of JP Morgan Asian Investment Trust. Bronwyn formerly managed HSBC’s global research operations and portfolio.
Diane Coyle: Professor of Economics at the University of Manchester. Until April 2015 she was vice-chairman of the BBC Trust, the BBC’s governing body, and was previously a member of the Migration Advisory Committee and the Competition Commission. She began her career at the UK Treasury.
Anna Leach: Head of economic analysis at the Confederation of British Industry, overseeing the quarterly global macroeconomic forecast and the CBI’s business surveys of economic conditions across the UK economy. Previously Anna worked in macroeconomic analysis at the Treasury and as a labour market economist at DWP.
John Van Reenen: Director of LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance (CEP). John is an internationally recognized expert on productivity improvement and has worked closely with McKinsey.
Robin Mansell: Deputy Director and Provost of LSE. Robin works in LSE’s Media and Communications Department, and studies modern IT development and organisational change.