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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|


Information Office (32L.1.01) Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00

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32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PH


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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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LSE has confirmed its position as a world-leading research university, with an outstanding performance in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF).

The release of the REF also coincides with the launch of a new LSE Research Impact| website which highlights the many ways the School’s research has positively influenced public life. The Department also showcases case studies of departmental research impact|.


EAR 2013-14

The Economics Annual Review 2013-2014| is now available as a hard copy or electronic publication! 

This year’s issue includes an interview with Professor Gerard Padro I Miquel, Chris Pissarides talking about what happened when he received his knighthood, and a look at the digital exhibition commemorating LSE economist Lionel Robbins, whose "Robbins Report" changed the face of education in the UK, as well as the usual lists of prize-winners, new appointments, research students, and selected publications.



LSE Research Festival 2015 launches an exciting new competition for PhD students and post-doctoral fellows: Strictly Come Researching!



Mastering Metrics

"Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect", new book by J D Angrist (MIT) and J S Pischke (Department of Economics, LSE).



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Department of Economics Public Lecture: "The Tyranny of Experts" by Professor William Easterly
Monday 8 December 2014, 6:30-8:00, Old Theatre, Old Building

The audio recording of the lecture is now available on the LSE News and Media| pages.


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LSE launches new four-year undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree, which starts in October 2015


                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>|
Bryan, Gharad|, Chowdhury, Shyamal and Mobarak Mushfiq, Ahmed (2014) Underinvestment in a profitable technology: the case of seasonal migration in Bangladesh|. Econometrica, 82 (5), pp. 1671-1748.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

Ardagna, Silvia and Caselli, Francesco| (2014) The political economy of the Greek debt crisis: a tale of two bailouts|. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6 (4), pp.291-323.

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Baccara, Mariagiovanna, Collard-Wexler, Allan, Felli, Leonardo| and Yariv, Leeat (2014) Child adoption matching: preferences for gender and race|. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6 (3), pp. 133-158. 
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Drexler, Alejandro, Fischer, Gregory| and Schoar, Antoinette (2014) Keeping it simple: financial literacy and rules of thumb|. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 6 (2), pp. 1-31.

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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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