Leading the inclusive growth debate: parliamentarians and academics launch new partnership in Parliament

by: Tom Hunt | on: 22.02.17 | in: Inclusive Growth

Last night (21st February), the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth launched its new partnership with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) with a highly successful first event in Parliament, where a panel of leading UK and international policymakers and thinkers came together to discuss the state of the debate on inclusive growth.

Author: Tom Hunt Published: 22.02.17 Categories: Inclusive Growth

Leading the inclusive growth debate: parliamentarians and academics launch new partnership in Parliament

by: Tom Hunt | on: 22.02.17 | in: Inclusive Growth
Last night (21st February), the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Inclusive Growth launched its new partnership with the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI) with a highly successful first event in Parliament, where a panel of leading UK and international policymakers and thinkers came together to discuss the state of the debate on inclusive growth.

The line-up of panellists included Gabriela Ramos, OECD Chief of Staff, Sherpa to the G20 and coordinator of the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative; Rick Samans, Head of the Centre for the Global Agenda and Member of the Managing Board at the World Economic Forum; Charlotte Alldritt, Director of the RSA Inclusive Growth Commission; Michael Jacobs, Director of the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice; and Professor Tony Payne, Co-Director of SPERI.

Liam Byrne MP, Chair of the APPG on Inclusive Growth, oversaw the debate and the Q&A session involving a packed audience comprised of parliamentarians, researchers and members of the public. Liam and Tony outlined the shared aims of the APPG and SPERI that form the foundation of their new partnership (find out more here) before each panellist presented their view on the state of the inclusive growth debate and discussed the policies and ideas for tackling rising inequality and securing a new consensus on reconnecting wealth creation and social justice.

Video from the event will be available soon. You can catch up on tweets from the event and keep in touch with the APPG on Twitter at @APPGIncluGro.

Through its new partnership with SPERI, the APPG will be organising a number of events in Parliament and publishing new reports, new research and blogs from guest speakers and writers. This week, the APPG published ‘The State of the Debate 2017’, a series of essays by leading parliamentarians, academics, and international policymakers that begin to set out the foundations for a new consensus in political economy around inclusive growth. Download the report here.

The next joint APPG-SPERI event, ‘Corporation Tax: A Global Race to the Bottom?’, takes place on Tuesday 14th March in the Wilson Room in Parliament. The event, co-organised with Oxfam, will assess whether corporate tax cuts in the developed world are triggering a race to the bottom on corporation tax cuts in the developing world. Book your place here.

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