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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

 

We are located in Sardinia House 

 

Head of Department
Professor Albrecht Ritschl
a.o.ritschl@lse.ac.uk

Departmental Manager

Jennie Stayner
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7857
j.c.stayner@lse.ac.uk 

 

MSc Programmes Manager
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 Enquiries
+44 (0)20 7955 7125
stu.rec@lse.ac.uk

 

PhD Administrator
Loraine Long
Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 7046
l.long@lse.ac.uk

 

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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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LSE Research Festival 2016 Award Winners

Congratulations to Economic History PhD student Young-ook Jang for his award-winning poster on the role of ethnicity in post-Soviet migration.

Congratulations also to BSc student Li Xinyang, whose team won the Booth prize for their Headlined Abstract: 'Hipsters and Spikes: mapping gentrification and defensive architecture in Tower Hamlets' This research was carried out as part of their participation in the LSE GROUPS 2016 research project earlier this year, where it also won the Popular Prize there, to the general acclaim of the students involved. 

 

 

LSESU Economic History Society Journal 2015-16

This year's journal, showcasing a range of essays from LSE students, is now available online here.

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Congratulations to Professor Mary Morgan who has been appointed to LSE's first Albert O. Hirschman Professorship.

LSE Director, Professor Craig Calhoun, said: “It is wonderful to be able to honour one of LSE’s most distinguished former members and one of its most distinguished current members at the same time. Mary Morgan’s work on the changing ways in which economists think and work and how these shape their understanding of the world is in the best tradition of Albert Hirschman’s path-breaking inquiries.”

 
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Dr Christopher Kissane, currently based in the Economic HIstory Department, is one of ten winners of the New Generation Thinkers Scheme by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the BBC. In interview with Dr Kissane together with each of the other 10 New Generation Thinkers 2016 can be heard on BBC IPlayer Radio 3.

 

Economic History BSc programmes

Doing A levels and interested in studying Economic History? For a  comprehensive guide to our three undergraduate programmes, including course information and how to apply, click on the link below.

Economic History Master's Programmes

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

Doctoral Research at the Department of Economic History

As one of the largest Economic History departments in the world we offer unusually broad teaching and research expertise to our doctoral students. We invite applications from those wishing to carry out research within the wide spectrum of economic history.

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Economic History Working Papers

You can read the latest Working Papers or consult our archive going back to 1998.

 
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Latin America, Economic Imperialism and the State: the political economy of the external connection since Independence

Colin Lewis (with C. Abel, eds.), London 2015 

 
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British Railways in Argentina, 1857-1914: a case study of foreign investment

Colin Lewis, London 2015.

 
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British Economic Growth, 1270–1870

Authors: Stephen Broadberry, Bruce Campbell, Alexander Klein, Mark Overton, Bas van Leeuwen

A definitive new account of Britain's economic evolution from medieval backwater to global economy. The authors reconstruct Britain's national accounts for the first time right back into the thirteenth century showing what really happened quantitatively from the middle ages up until the Industrial Revolution.

 

 
 
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