Levelling-up regional disparities, inequality and social inclusion

Event Series

09 November 2021, 5:00pm 09 December 2021 - 6:00pm

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One of the major policy challenges that nations around the world face is the disparities that exist in economic and social conditions within as well as between countries. No developed country illustrates this more starkly than the UK, which has one of the highest level of regional inequality of any developed country in the world. It is a problem that decades of regional economic policies have failed to solve and the UK Government has made “levelling-up” a centrepiece of its current policy agenda.

Addressing regional disparities, inequality and social inclusion requires new imaginative ways of restoring left behind places. In this series of talks, the Oxford Martin School brings together an outstanding group of academics, policymakers and practitioners to discuss the role of the private sector, the public sector, and educational and social institutions in making levelling-up a reality.

In association with the Oxford Martin Initiative on Regional Levelling-up; Blavatnik School of Government and The Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA)

In this series:

09 November 2021
Laxman Narasimhan & Colin Mayer in Conversation: 'The role of business in reviving left behind places'

11 November 2021
Prof Alison Wolf, Ian Stuart and Sir Chris Husbands in conversation: 'Britain's long-running 'skills crisis': why can't we fix it? and what would it take to do so?'

16 November 2021
Dave Smith & Prof Colin Mayer in Conversation: 'Renewing South Yorkshire: seizing new opportunities, overcoming old constraints'

18 November 2021
Ron Emerson & Colin Mayer in conversation: 'Private financing levelling-up: an idea of its time'

03 December 2021
Panel discussion: 'Capitalism: what has gone wrong, what needs to change and how can it be fixed?' - In-person attendance fully booked

24 May 2023
Baroness Jo Valentine, Jason Stockwood & Paul Collier in conversation: 'Grimsby and Blackpool- how community power is helping them with levelling up'