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Public Policy, Equity and Growth: a panel discussion

STICERD panel discussion

This event is part of a celebration of 25 years on from the LSE project on Taxation, Income Distribution and Incentives run in STICERD| by Sir Tony Atkinson, Mervyn King and Professor Lord Stern. The panel brings together a distinguished panel of experts to discuss what we have learned in the intervening period about how public policy can best be structured to support equity and growth.

Peter A. Diamond was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2010, along with Dale T. Mortensen and Christopher A. Pissarides. He is an Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Martin Feldstein is the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President Emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research. He served as President and CEO of the NBER from 1977-82 and 1984-2008. From 1982 through 1984, Martin Feldstein was Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and President Reagan's chief economic adviser. In 2006, President Bush appointed him to be a member of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board. In 2009, President Obama appointed him to be a member of the President's Economic Recovery Advisory Board.

Ann Harding is the founder and inaugural Director of the National Centre for Social and Economic Modelling. Ann founded the Centre in January 1993 and held the position of Director for 16 years before stepping down in mid 2009 to take on a research based role within NATSEM and the University of Canberra. Ann currently holds the title of Professor of Applied Economics and Social Policy. Prior to joining NATSEM Ann worked on policy and research within the Federal departments of Social Security, Treasury and Health, Housing and Community Services.

Professor Sir James Mirrlees is Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at Cambridge University and winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

Sir Gus O'Donnell is Cabinet Secretary, Head of the Civil Service and Permanent Secretary at the Cabinet Office. Previously he had served as Permanent Secretary of the Treasury.

Nicholas Stern is chair of the Grantham Research Institute since it was founded in 2008; chair of the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy; IG Patel Professor of Economics and Government, the first holder of this position, at the Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD); chair of the Asia Research Centre; and director of the India Observatory.

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Professor Peter Diamond | talks
Professor Martin Fieldstein | talks
Professor Ann Harding | talks
Professor Sir James Mirrlees | talks
Lord Gus O'Donnell | talks
Profesor Lord Stern | talks
Chair Professor Tim Besley | talks


Date and Time:

19 May 2011 at 6:30 pm


1 hour 30 minutes



Old Theatre
Old Building
London School of Economics and Political Science

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Organised by:

London School of Economics & Political Science
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