Growth Co-Lab at LSE

The Growth Lab and the London School of Economics School of Public Policy have formed a new research collaboration to combine the expertise and reach of two of the world's leading academic research institutions.

Based in London at LSE, the first research effort of the Growth Co-Lab at LSE will be to contribute to the Growth Lab’s research agenda in South Africa. This is a two-year policy engagement focusing on the formulation and implementation of policies to boost inclusive growth with particular emphasis on reducing unemployment. The project takes the form of a collaboration between South Africa’s National Treasury and the Growth Lab team and is administratively supported by the Centre for Development and Enterprise (CDE), one of South Africa’s leading think tanks.  The research engagement has been staffed with a multidisciplinary team composed of researchers and scholars from Harvard and LSE and led respectively by Ricardo Hausmann and Andres Velasco.

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Launched in March 2022

Launch Event

In this public event marking the launch of the collaboration, a panel of high-level government officials and academic experts will discuss Knowledge Diffusion as a Cornerstone of Economic Recovery and Growth in the Post-COVID World.

Arben Ahmetaj, Deputy Prime Minister of Albania
Omar Al-Razzaz, former Prime Minister of Jordan
Ann Bernstein, Executive Director of the Center for Development and Enterprise, South Africa
Ricardo Hausmann, Director of the Growth Lab
Isabel de Saint Malo, former Vice-President of Panama
Miguel Angel Santos, Research Director, Co-Lab, LSE
Andrés Velasco, Professor of Public Policy and Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.