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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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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. |

Open Day November 2014

Graduate Open Evening on 5 November 2014

Registration details about the Open Evening are now available


photograph of Jean Tirole

The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Jean Tirole  (pictured, Mme Tirole (IDEI). CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons) who has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 for his analysis of market and regulation.


photograph of Nemat Shafik (copyright: DFID - UK Department for International Development)

Department of Economics, Centre for Macroeconomics, Systemic Risk Centre and International Growth Centre Public Lecture
A speech by Minouche Shafik (pictured, source: DFID-UK Department for International Development)
Monday 27 October 2014, 6:30pm


photograph of the Saw Swee Hock Student Centre

Saw Swee Hock Student Centre Official Opening on Friday 24 October 2014

LSE and the LSE Students' Union invite all students and staff to join for this day of celebration, activities, workshops, celebrity guests, music, comedy, freebies, food and much more.


Book case in BLPES

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


photograph of Martin Wolf

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Conversation
"The Shifts and The Shocks: What we've learned - and still have to learn - from the financial crisis" by Martin Wolf
The podcast is now available.


photograph of Nicholas Stern

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern awarded the BIEE 10 Year Prize for Outstanding Contribution to British Energy Economics 


                     Some Selected Recent Publications  more>>|
Gentry, Matthew| and Tong, Li (2014) Identification in auctions with selective entry|. Econometrica 82 (1), pp. 315-344.
 Quarterly Journal of Economics
Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen|, Landais, Camille|, Saez, Emmanuel and Schultz, Esben (2014) Migration and wage effects of taxing top earners: evidence from the foreigners' tax scheme in Denmark|. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (1), pp. 333-378. [The paper can also be found here|]
American Economic Review
Mayer, Thierry, Melitz, Marc and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.| (2014) Market size, competition, and the product mix of exporters|. American Economic Review, 104 (2), pp. 495-536.     
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
Michaillat, Pascal| (2014) A theory of countercyclical government multiplier|. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6 (1), pp. 190-217.
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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|.