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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.


Academic Jobs

Assistant Professorship in Economics

Closing date: 23 November 2016 (Please note that the post will be live on EconJobMarket from 1 October 2016)


Professorship/Associate Professorship in Economics

Closing date: 31 January 2017

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LSE appoints Dame Minouche Shafik, Economics alumna (MSc in Economics) as its new Director from September 2017


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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture


27 September 2016

The Productivity Puzzle by Andrew G Haldane, Bank of England


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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture

26 September 2016

The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the Twenty-First Century by Ryan Avent, The Economist


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The Department welcomes Professor Stephen Machin, Professor of Economics and Director of the Centre for Economic Performance



Royal Economic Society Junior Fellowship Awards

Congratulations to our research students: Florian Blum, Stephan Maurer and Guo Xu, who have been awarded Junior Fellowships grants for 2016-2017


                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
Review of Economic Studies
Szentes, Balázs (2015) Contractible Contracts in Common Agency Problems. Review of Economic Studies, 82 (1), pp. 391-422.
American Economic Review

Bloom, Nicholas, Sadun, Raffaella, and Van Reenen, John (2015) Do Private Equity Owned Firms Have Better Management Practices? American Economic Review, 105 (5), pp. 442-446.

Review of Economic Studies

Bloom, Nicholas, Propper, Carol, Seiler, Stephan and Van Reenen, John (2015). The Impact of Competition on Management Quality: Evidence from Public Hospitals. Review of Economic Studies 82 (2), pp. 457-489.            

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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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