Read the IPPR Economics Prize joint winning report here


The inaugural IPPR Economics Prize focused on economic growth. We wanted to know whether the downward trend in the rate of economic growth could be reversed, and if so, how this can be done.


The joint winners were Simon Szreter, professor of history and public policy at Cambridge University, Hilary Cooper, an economics consultant, and their son Ben Szreter, chief executive of a community-based charity in Cambridge, debated the ideas behind their winning entry most evenings. This is the first time they had worked together as a team, and they were pleased to find that combining their differing professional approaches turned out to be more than the sum of the parts.

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