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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.


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.