The Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the LSE Research Laboratory. It was established by the ESRC in 1990 and is now one of the leading economic research groups in Europe. 

The CEP studies the determinants of economic performance at the level of the company, the nation and the global economy by focusing on the major links between globalisation, technology and institutions (above all the educational system and the labour market) and their impact on productivity, inequality, employment, stability and wellbeing. 

The Centre's current research objectives for are organised into seven main programmes:

  • Community
  • Education and Skills
  • Growth
  • Labour Markets
  • Trade
  • Urban Programme (previously the Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC))
  • Wellbeing