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Investing in UK prosperity: skills, infrastructure and innovation can get us out of the current stasis

Besley, Timothy and Van Reenen, John (2013) Investing in UK prosperity: skills, infrastructure and innovation can get us out of the current stasis. British Politics and Policy at LSE (31 Jan 2013) Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The latest GDP figures confirm that the UK economy has essentially been flat-lining for the five years since the financial crisis began. The UK’s inability to achieve sustainable growth is rooted in longer-term problems arising from a failure to invest, notably in skills, infrastructure and innovation. Timothy Besley and John Van Reenen, co-chairs of the London School of Economics Growth Commission, which publishes its final report today, propose an integrated set of solutions.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/politicsandpolicy/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Authors
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Economics
Collections > British Politics and Policy at LSE
Research centres and groups > Centre for Economic Performance (CEP)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2013 13:20
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/48468/

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