Professor Sir Paul Collier appointed to UK Government's Levelling Up Advisory Council

04 February 2022

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The Advisory Council will be charged with providing independent expert advice to the Government on matters relating to the design and delivery of levelling up.

The UK Government published on February 3rd a White Paper detailing its plans to "Level Up" currently disadvantaged regions in the UK, a major plank of its policy programme.

To bring a diverse, independent and expert group of voices into the Levelling Up policymaking process, they announced the creation of a Levelling-up Advisory Council with membership from academia, industry and the public sector.

We congratulate Professor Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Director of the Oxford Martin Initiative on Regional Levelling-Up on his appointment to the Council.

The Director of the Oxford Martin School, Professor Charles Godfray, commented, “Paul Collier is one of the most insightful and original thinkers exploring the economics and political economy of levelling up. His work with Colin Mayer on the Regional Levelling-Up Initiative involves understanding what has and has not worked in previous regional economic stimulation initiatives. Paul’s involvement in the UK Government’s programme should help lead to real action in this important area.”