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Next Steps for the Northern Powerhouse ***cancelled***

Public lecture hosted by LSE Cities

Former Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs and current Minister at the Treasury Lord O’Neill spoke about Next Steps for the Northern Powerhouse.

Lord O’Neill is the creator of the acronym “BRIC” and has conducted much research about these and other emerging economies. He worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. He became a life Peer in May 2015, and was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in the same month, with policy responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse and city devolution.

Profiles

  • Jim O’Neill

    Lord O’Neill is the creator of the acronym “BRIC” and has conducted much research
    about these and other emerging economies. He worked for Goldman Sachs from 1995 until April 2013, spending most of his time there as Chief Economist. He became a life Peer in May 2015, and was appointed Commercial Secretary to the Treasury in the same month, with policy responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse and city devolution.

  • Tony Travers

    Tony Travers

    Tony Travers is Director of the IPA and also of LSE London.  He is a professor in the Department of Government. His key research interests include local and regional government and public service reform. He has been an advisor to the Communities & Local Government Select Committee and also to other Parliamentary committees. He has published a number of books on cities and government, including Failure in British GovernmentThe Politics of the Poll Tax (with David Butler and Andrew Adonis); Paying for Health, Education and Housing: How does the Centre Pull the Purse Strings (with Howard Glennerster and John Hills); The Politics of London: Governing the Ungovernable City and, most recently, London’s Boroughs at 50. He has chaired a number of official commissions, including the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance in Wales and the London Finance Commission.

  • Tessa Jowell

    Tessa Jowell

    Dame Tessa Jowell is a former MP and UK Government Secretary of State. She was Minister for the Olympics from 2005–2010 and Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport from 2001–2007. In 2014 she was appointed Professor of Practice, working with LSE Cities and the Department of Government on a range of academic and outreach initiatives. She stood down from UK Parliament in 2015, having served as an MP for the London constituency of Dulwich and West Norwood since 1992.