School of Economics and Finance

Silvana Tenreyro, Monetary Policy Committee Member, Bank of England, to deliver the Peston Lecture 2018

21 December 2017

Silvana Tenreyro will lecture on the topic "The Fall in Productivity Growth: Causes and Implications".

Productivity growth in the UK economy has slowed down significantly since the financial crisis. The lecture will explore potential causes for the slow down and discuss its implications for policy and future growth prospects.

­­­­­­­­­­This annual lecture series honours the memory of Professor the Lord Maurice Peston, who founded the Economics Department (now the School of Economics and Finance) at Queen Mary and served as its first Head. In recognition of Lord Peston’s own combination of scholarly achievement and public service, the Peston Lectures focus on the interface of economics and public policy. Previous speakers include Mark Carney, David Currie, Charles Goodhart, Richard Lipsey, Robert Peston, and Martin Weale. Silvana Tenreyro is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and an External Member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England. She has previously served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Mauritius and the Scientific Committee of the Banque de France.

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