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


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Email: Econ.Office@lse.ac.uk


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Celebrating 120 years of LSE:
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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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The Economics Department is pleased to announce that the department’s house journal, Economica, will be re-launched with a new team of editors from 1 January 2016


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Professor Sir Anthony Atkinson receives the 2015 EIB Outstanding Contribution Award for his research on the topic of this year's prize: the Economics of Inequality and Economic Growth.


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Professor Francesco Caselli appointed Director of the Macreconomics and Growth Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.


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We are delighted to announce that two members of the Department of Economics have been elected Fellows of the British Academy: Oriana Bandiera (pictured)Professor of Economics and Director of STICERD, and Philippe Aghion, who will join the Department on 1 August 2015 as LSE Centennial Professor of Economics.


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Professor Tim Besley is to become the inaugural Sir William Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE. The William Arthur Lewis Chair was created by LSE to mark the centenary of the Nobel Prize winner's birth.


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Public Lectures in May and June 2015

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "Disinflation: Where? Why? And What's Next?" by Professor Kristin Forbes (pictured) (transcript)

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture: "Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One" by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai (pictured)  (recordings)

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Conversation: "When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World" by Stephen J Dubner (recording)

International Growth Centre, Grantham Institute and Department of Economics Public Lecture: "The Global Energy and Growth Challenge: Facts and Directions for Policy" by Professor Michael Greenstone

Department of Economics and LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power Public Lecture: "Inequality Matters: Austerity Policies, Gender and Race" by Professor Stephanie Seguino, with Saphieh Ashtiany and Diane Negra as respondents (recordings)


                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Erik Eyster and Matthew Rabin (2014) Extensive Iimitation is irrational and harmful. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (4), pp. 1861-1898.
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Eddie Dekel and Michele Piccione (2014) The strategic dis/advantage of voting early.American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, Vol 6 (4), pp. 162-179.             

Journal of European Economic Association
Nicholas Bloom, Renata Lemos, Raffaella Sadun, Daniela Scur and John Van Reenen (2014) JEEA-FBBVA Lecture 2013: The new empirical economics of management. Journal of the European Economic Association, 12 (4), pp. 835-876.
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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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