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'Ask The Expert': Dr Neil Lee on the economics of the Northern Powerhouse
Thu 25 February 2016, 12:30 – 13:30 GMT
Please join us for the next ‘Ask The Expert’ series, in association with the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) on the economics of the Northern Powerhouse.
This new series of events is aligned with current government consultations and parliamentary inquiries, giving you the opportunity to engage with experts in those policy areas.
Date and time:
Thursday 25 February 2016, 12.30-13.30
A light lunch will be served from 12:00
The discussion will include a Q&A session
Social Market Foundation
11 Tufton Street, London, SW1P 3QB
Dr Neil Lee, Assistant Professor in Economic Geography, LSE
The “Northern Powerhouse” is the government’s latest attempt to rebalance the economy. The aim is that, by joining together the cities of the North, the government can create an agglomeration with the scale to counterbalance London. The government has put in place a range policies under the ‘Powerhouse’ label, including those in transport, devolution and science and innovation. But what is the evidence base behind these interventions? And what does the evidence say about the chances of the Northern Powerhouse in reducing disparities? This event will seek to address these questions.