London School of Economics & Political Science

Unemployment and inequality: research, teaching and policy development


The Centre for Economic Performance at the LSE is widely renowned for its application of economic theory and rigorous empirical analysis to issues of unemployment, productivity, the economics of education and international trade. It has had a significant impact on government policy in the UK and abroad, training PhD students and running an MSc programme for future economic decision-makers. The Centre has inspired the New Deal; it has directly affected government policy on apprenticeship and on adult literacy and numeracy; and it has also become Europe’s leading body for the study of globalisation and international trade.