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


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7542/6426
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7831 4626
Email: Econ.Office@lse.ac.uk


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Welcome to the Department of Economics at the LSE, one of the largest economics departments in the world. We are a leading research department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. For more information see About Us.

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Sir Tony Atkinson Tributes


Economica 333

Economica Journal

The January 2017 issue (volume 84, issue 333) of Economica is now published online.



Academic Job

Professorship/Associate Professorship in Economics 

Closing date: 31 January 2017

Ann Pettifor (copyright: Drew McLellan CC BY-NC 2.0)

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture on 8 February 2017: "The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers" by Ann Pettifor (pictured left, copyright: Drew McLellan CC BY-NC 2.0), political economist


Richard H Pildes

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Event on 8 February 2017: "Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes (pictured left) in Conversation with Mervyn King"


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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture in January: "Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice" by Mark Carney (pictured left, copyright: Bloomberg CC BY-NC-ND 2.0), Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University  audio and video recordings  //  image gallery  //  more>>

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture  in November: The Curse of Cash by Kenneth S Rogoff, Thomas D Cabot Professor of Public Policy, Harvard University  audio and video recordings  //  more>>

Department of Economics, Centre for Macroeconomics and Department of International Relations Public Lecture in November: Investing in Inclusive Growth by Bill Morneau, Minister of Finance of Canada  audio recording  //  more>>

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture in September: The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century by Ryan Avent, The Economist audio and video recordings  //  more>>

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Murray, Fiona, Aghion, Philippe, Mathias Dewatripont, Julian Kolev and Scott Stern. 2016. Of Mice and Academics: Examining the Effect  of Openness on Innovation. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8 (1), pp. 212-252.             
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Aghion, Philippe and Matthew O Jackson. 2016. Inducing Leaders to Take Risky Decisions: Dismissal, Tenure, and Term Limits. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 8 (3), pp. 1-38.

Journal of Political Economy

Aghion, Philippe, Dechezleprêtre, Antoine, Hémous, David, Martin, Ralf, and Van Reenen, John. 2016. Carbon Taxes, Path Dependency, and Directed Technical Change: Evidence from the Auto Industry. Journal of Political Economy, 124 (1), pp. 1-51.            

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Every year, we present our PhD students that are going in to the Job Market. Please go to PhD Job Market Candidates to find out more about their research and skills.
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Congratulations to our PhD students successfully placed last year. We wish you all good luck in your careers! See the lists of Job Market Candidates from previous years.
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