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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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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.


Economica Journal

The next issue of Economica (Number 83, Issue 331 for July 2016) is out now .


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Professor Robin Burgess elected Fellow of the British Academy



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


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India's YES BANK pledges £1 million to LSE to support the I G Patel Chair held by Professor Lord Nicholas Stern


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The Department welcomes Professor Nava Ashraf, Professor of Economics and Research Director of the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship


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Summer Term 2016 - Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures:

Thursday 30 June 2016   "The Hidden Wealth of Nations" by Dr Gabriel Zucman (pictured), LSE & UC Berkeley  recordings // slides // more>>

Wednesday 11 May 2016 "The Rise and Fall of American Growth" by Professor Robert J Gordon, Northwestern University  recordings  //  more>>

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Economica Lectures:

Thursday 12 May 2016
2016 Economica-Coase Lecture: "Taxes, Targets, and the Social Cost of Carbon"  by Professor Robert Pindyck (pictured),  MIT  recordings  //  slides  //  more>>

Thursday 28 April 2016
2016 Economica-Phillips Lecture: "Understanding the Stagnation of Modern Economies"  by Professor Robert Hall, Standford University   recordings //  more>> 

                     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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