As the UK is buffeted by the economic shocks and challenges of the 2020s, the Resolution Foundation and London School of Economics ‘Economy 2030 Inquiry’ is publishing a series of essays examining how policy makers from a range of advanced economies, including the UK in the recent past, have managed periods of disruptive economic change.
Some of the inquiry’s essays consider the trajectory of a national economy following a major shock - for instance, Germany after unification, New Zealand after the UK joined the European Community, Estonia post-USSR and the UK during the tumultuous 1980s.
Others examine the experience of particular cities - for instance, a group of post-industrial ‘turn-around cities’ - or the adjustment of key features of a national economic system, such as Danish ‘flexicurity’.
As we seek to reformulate the UK’s economic strategy for new times it is vital that we learn the lessons of these comparative and historic perspectives.
Join our panel for powerful and timely insights into the successes and failures of policy makers in the face of previous periods of economic change, both at home and abroad, and to discover how we can use this information to successfully navigate the economic challenges we are facing.
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About the speakers
Gavin Kelly is Chair of the Resolution Foundation. He was Chief Executive of Resolution Foundation (2010-15) and, before this, worked in No 10 Downing Street as Deputy Chief of Staff. Gavin is also Chair of the Living Wage Commission, Chair of the Timewise Innovation Unit for Flexible Work and board member of Political Quarterly and Prospect magazine.