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Past Public Events


Below is a list of past events hosted by POID or featuring our academics at LSE or other events.


15 November 2021 | 09:30 - 10:45 - E2030 | Open for business?: Assessing the performance of British firms
Location: The Resolution Foundation, London (Hybrid)
British firms have had a tumultuous decade - from the financial crisis to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 2020s brings new challenges as they grapple with post-Brexit trade and regulatory changes, the net zero transition, and improving the UK's woeful productivity record. But what is the state of British business as it heads into this decisive decade? POID Deputy Director Anna Valero is joined by Jonathan Haskel (MPC member), Rebecca Riley (Director of the UK Economic Statistics Centre of Excellence) and Torsten Bell (Chief Executive of the Resolution Foundation).

The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

12 November 2021 | 11:30 - 13:00 - IARIW-ESCoE Conference on Intangible Assets
Location: RSA House, London (Hybrid)
POID Deputy Director Anna Valero will chair a panel discussion on "Productivity and Intangibles II". Star speakers include Chiara Criscuolo (OECD), Jonathan Haskel (Imperial College and the Bank of England), Corby Garner (US Bureau of Labor Statistics and Bart van Ark (University of Manchester).

9 November 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 - The price we pay for carbon: can taxes take us to net zero?
Location: Institute of Fiscal Studies, London
As part of The 2021 Festival of Social Science, POID Deputy Director Anna Valero will participate in a panel of experts exploring the most pressing economic challenges facing the UK on the road to net zero.

3 November 2021 | 16:00 - 17:00 - E2030 | Gaining from growth: when the economy grows, do wages?
Location: Resolution Foundation, London (Hybrid)
POID Director John Van Reenen was joined by Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves MP to discuss the relationship between GDP and pay, and ask how we can establish strong, sustainable and equitable growth during the upcoming decade. Read the report "Have productivity and pay decoupled in the UK?" published by the London School of Economics' Programme on Innovation and Diffusion (POID).

The Economy 2030 Inquiry is a collaboration between the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics. It is funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

26 October 2021 | 11:00 - 12:15 CET - The Academy and the Economy: Connecting Higher Education and Economic Development
Location: University Wisconsin-Madison (online)
POID Director Anna Valero will speak on the connection between higher education and economic development. This event will discuss the economic impact of the university, challenges in improving the connection of higher education and economic development, and possible leadership solutions.

14 October 2021 | 14:00 - 15:00 CET - 10th CompNet Annual Conference
Location: Banque de France, Paris (online)
POID Director John Van Reenen gave a keynote presentation titled "The Impact of Labor Regulation on Innovation" at this year's CompNet 10th Annual Conference, together with Banque de France as co-host, which took place in Paris. The topic of the conference was "Firm-dynamics, factors reallocation and organization of production in the context of COVID-19".

29 September 2021 - ECB Forum on Central Banking 2021
Location: Sintra, Portugal (online)
POID Director John Van Reenen was panel discussant on "Productivity and business dynamics through the lens of COVID-19: the shock, risks and opportunities" in the session on Structural change and the implications of climate change for monetary policy. He was joined by Chiara Criscuolo (OECD) and Luis de Guindos (ECB).

  • Keynote: Chiara Criscuolo, Head of Productivity Innovation and Entrepreneurship Division, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: slides

  • Discussant: John Van Reenen, Professor, London School of Economics: slides

  • Chair: Luis de Guindos, Vice-President, European Central Bank

22 September 2021 | 10:00-11:15 UK - Seizing sustainable growth opportunities from carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) in the UK
Location: LSE (online)
This event brought together the authors of a new report, Seizing Sustainable Growth Opportunities from Carbon Capture, Usage and Storage in the UK, and leading figures working on CCUS, to discuss the report's analysis of the UK's productive and innovative strengths along the CCUS value chain and the implications for growth across the country. The panel discussion was chaired by POID Deputy Director Anna Valero.

15 September 2021 | 16:00-17:30 UK - Reimagine Management and Productivity in a Post-pandemic World
Location: Nottingham (online)
In this PrOPEL Hub panel hosted by the University of Nottingham, Professors John Van Reenen, POID Director, Paul Mizen, Nick Bloom and Rebecca Riley, leading experts on management practices, business performance and industrial policy, explored future trends in management practices and productivity.

14 September 2021 - DEW Annual Economic Policy Conference 2021
Location: Dublin (online)
POID Director John Van Reenen gave a keynote presentation at the Dubin Economic Workshop session "Is it time to rethink Ireland's economic model?", joined by Frances Ruane, Dermot Coates, Adrian Hurley and Rory Geary.

27-28 August 2021 - European Association for Research in Industrial Economics (EARIE) 2021 Location: Bergen, Norway (online)
POID Director John Van Reenen chaired and presented in a plenary panel discussion on "The Role of the State in the Post COVID Economy" on August 28th. Star speakers included Philippe Aghion (LSE and College de France), Wendy Carlin (UCL), Betsey Stevenson (Michigan) and Monika Schnitzer (Munich). The presentations covered thinking of a new framework for economic policy, industrial policy, the "knife edged" nature of economic policies actually enacted, how economists could be more influential, the risks of an over-extended industrial policy, the complementarity between policies towards growth and equality and the need for a new Marshall Plan to help the world recover from COVID.

9-12 June 2021 - The Economics of Creative Destruction
Location: College de France (online)
College de France and Banque de France hosted a 4-day conference in honour of POID member Philippe Aghion. This event featured numerous luminaries of the economic field including our own John Van Reenen and Christopher Pissarides.

18-19 February 2021 - Economics and Politics of Mega-Firms
Location: NBER (online)
NBER online conference organised by Chad Syverson (University of Chicago) and POID Director John Van Reenen aimed to promote research on the evolving role of large corporations in economic activity, and in particular on the implications of this trend for public policy.

8 February 2021 - Going for Growth
Location: LSE (online)
POID Director John Van Reenen set out ways to increase growth during recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic in this public lecture to celebrate 30 years of the Centre for Economic Performance.

16 December 2020 - Technology and the labour market
Location: LSE (online)
POID's Christopher Pissarides examined the advances in AI, robotics and the impact on working life at this public panel event to mark the 10 year anniversary of his Nobel Prize win.

9-10 December 2020 - Empirical Management Conference
Location: Cornell Dyson, NY (online)
Two-day conference on empirical management, focused on recent empirical research on measuring and exploring management and organizational practices.

24 November 2020 - Covid-19 and business technology adoption
Location: LSE (online)
This event featured John Van Reenen (LSE & POID), Anna Valero (LSE and POID) Tera Allas (McKinsey & Co) and Rain Newton Smith (CBI) discussing what we know about the barriers to technology adoption and how policy can address these, in the context of Covid-19.