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Department of Economic History

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Economic History Department
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London
WC2A 2AE

 

 

Postgraduate enquiries

Tracy Keefe
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7860
t.j.keefe@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

 

Undergraduate Administrator

 

Helena Ivins
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7110
h.ivins@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

Undergraduate Admissions
+44 (0)20 7955 7125
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

 

Departmental Manager

Linda Sampson
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7084
l.sampson@lse.ac.uk|

 

 

 
A version of Matteo Ricci's world map, created in China in 1602.

The Department of Economic History is home to a huge breadth and depth of knowledge and expertise ranging from the medieval period to the current century and covering every major world economy. It is one of the largest specialist departments in the country, with 25 full- and part-time time teachers, as well as visiting academics and researchers.
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Japan honours Professor Janet Hunter

In April Janet Hunter, Saji Professor of LSE, was honoured with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays with Neck Ribbon in recognition of her significant contribution to deepening and developing Japanese Studies and promoting mutual understanding between Japan and the United Kingdom.

More information here|

 
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PhD student Nuno Palma was given the 'Best Paper' award at the 13th Annual Globalisation and Economic Policy Postgraduate Conference, The University of Nottingham|.

Nuno says about his award, "This was an economics conference in which I was the only economic historian. There were presentations from people from some of the best departments of economics in Europe, and the overall quality was very high. In the end for some reason they liked my paper and to my surprise I won. I am glad to be in a department which encourages research students to pursue their own interests, and I owe this victory to the unique and very stimulating environment we have here.'

 

 

The next LSE Open day is on Wednesday 2 July.

For more information about booking a place, click here:

http://www2.lse.ac.uk/study/meetLSE/UndergraduateOpenDay.aspx|

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Joan R. Roses (Department of Economic History, LSE) and Dan Bogard (UC-Irvine) have been invited to take the post of editors of the European Review of European History.  

The EREH is a major outlet for research in Economic History. Articles cover the whole range of economic history - European, non-European, comparative and world economic history.  

 
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Congratulations to PhD student Judy Stephenson who won a New Researcher Prize at the EHS annual conference at Warwick March 28-30th 2014, for her paper "Gilboy Revisited: Or low(er) wages and the pre industrial London building craftsman".
 

Macroeconomics and Financial History (MACROHIST)

MACROHIST brings together some of the strongest European departments in history (Geneva, Oxford), economic history (Carlos III, LSE) and economics (Humboldt, Sciences Po, ULB). Its aim is to expose young macroeconomists to the most recent work in macroeconomic and financial history, and to expose young economic and financial historians to the most recent techniques in financial and macroeconomics.

MACROHIST also welcomes applicants for three research posts.

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For a  comprehensive guide to our Master's programmes, including course information and how to apply, click on the link below. 

 
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Undergraduates and postgraduates tell us about their experience of studying Economic History.

 

 
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Are you interested in studying Economic History? For a  comprehensive guide to our undergraduate programmes, including course information and how to apply, click on the link below. 
 
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The World in the Model: How Economists Work and Think

Professor Mary S. Morgan

CUP | ISBN:9780521176194

Professor Morgan's book examines how economics evolved into a model-based science by offering a 'tourist' guide to the major models that have made economics technocratic.

 
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India in the World Economy: From Antiquity to the Present

Professor Tirthankar Roy

CUP | ISBN:9781107401471

The book sets trade and mercantile activity in the region within a global framework and assesses the importance of India's economy across 2,000 years from antiquity to the present.

 
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The East India Company: The World's Most Powerful Corporation

Tirthankar Roy, Gurcharan Das

ISBN:9781107401471

This new account of the East India Company examines some longstanding questions by taking a fresh look at the world of Indian business, telling the Company’s story from the perspective of Indian business history for the first time.