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Economics Alumni

LSE Alumni Reunion Day 2014

As part of the School’s LSE Alumni Reunion Weekend on Friday 11 – Saturday 12 July, the Department of Economics has arranged an afternoon of activities for its returning alumni and their guests on Friday 11 July.

These include:

  • A small exhibition on the history of Economics at LSE from its foundation in 1895 to the establishment of the Department of Economics as an academic department in the early 1960s.
  • Guided tours of our new home, 32 Lincoln’s Inn Fields.
  • Briefings by Economics faculty on teaching and research within the Department.
  • Afternoon tea, served in the oak-panelled room overlooking Lincoln’s Inn Fields, from 15:30.

We will also be inviting alumni to share their memories of their time with us, as part of the LSE’s History Timeline project|.

To book a place, please visit the LSE Alumni Weekend| webpage or call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations on +44 (0)20 7955 7361. You can find further information at the Alumni Association| pages.

We look forward to seeing you again.

Update: Many thanks to everyone who attended the LSE Alumni Reunion Weekend and particularly those who attended the activities at the Department of Economics! Please visit the LSE Alumni| pages for links to photos and podcasts from the weekend.


Past Events and Initiatives

Economics Alumni Network

The aim of the Network is to create opportunities for MSc alumni to meet, hear interesting speakers and stay in touch with the Department and the School. The Network is part of a broader Economics Department Initiative geared to raising funds for PhD scholarships and salaries at a level that will allow LSE to contend for academic talent with the top US departments.

Once a year the Department hosts an ‘Internship and Networking Evening' for our current MSc Students to meet prospective intern employees, and for our alumni to gather and network. This is an informal opportunity to meet others in similar fields with similar interests and is always a great success.

Economics MSc alumni are invited to take part in this newly established Economics Alumni Network, which has over 250 members already.

If you would like to participate in the activities of the network, please make sure your details are updated with Alumni Relations|. We are always interested to keep in touch with our alumni, so please do keep your details up to date.

Further information on Alumni Relations can be found at Alumni Relations|

Economics Department Initiative

As a flagship department of the LSE, the Department of Economics is the top ranked economics department in Europe and among the top 15 departments worldwide. The foundation of a world-renowned department rests upon a combination of outstanding faculty and top-flight PhD students who wish to work with and learn from leading scholars in their fields. This Economics initiative is aimed at helping us to compete with leading US departments in order to secure our place on the world stage.

The recruitment and retention of top quality economists is essential to diminishing the gap between LSE and the leading US departments. We are grateful to those who have already contributed to the Economics Initiative. In particular, we want to thank Elisabeth Scitovsky, Adam Broadbent, David T Beers, Emily Goustis, Johannes Huth, Martin J Newson, Graham Shore, and Phoebus Theologites. We hope that these welcome developments will be the first of many.

To find out more about the Economics Department Initiative and the Campaign for LSE, please go to Supporting LSE|.

Launch of the Economics Alumni Network & Economics Department Initiative

Professor Partha Dasgupta, BP Visiting Professor, launched this new development in May 2004 with a lecture for Economics MSc alumni on Economic Performance and the Idea of Social Capital. 
   

Lecture

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