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


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7542/6426
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7831 4626
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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Arthur Lewis at LSE - one of our best teachers

23 January 2015 marked the centenary of the birth of the Nobel Prize winning economist, William Arthur Lewis (1915-1991) - whose appointment in 1938 to a one year teaching contract, later converted to a four year appointment, makes him LSE’s first black academic.


Listen| to Professor Stuart Corbridge discussing Arthur Lewis' contribution to development economics at LSE and the world at large.

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Inequality and Climate Change: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern| in conversation with Professor Joseph Stiglitz at the Graduate Centre of the City University of New York on Wednesday 22 April 2015. The event will be live-streamed.


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Department of Economics and LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power Public Lecture: "Inequality Matters: Austerity Policies, Gender and Race" by Professor Stephanie Sequino (pictured), with Saphieh Ashtiany and Diane Negra as respondents on Thursday 14 May 2015. Professor Alan Manning will chair.


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Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides| is among the laureates of the well-respected Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize 2015. The prize is awarded to honour influential personalities in politics, business and science. Christopher Pissarides was awarded the prize for his research that has widened understanding of the labour market.


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Congratulations to Professor Frank Cowell|, Professor of Economics at the Department and Director of the Public Economics Programme at STICERD, who has received funding of £236,024 to renew ESRC's invaluable financial support to LIS (formerly the Luxembourg Income Study) for a period of five more years.  more>>|

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Economica Coase Lecture: "Human Capital, Inequality and Tax Reform: Recent Past and Future Prospects" by Professor Sir Richard Blundell (pictured) (audio and video recordings| lecture slides|, image gallery| more>>|

Norman Sosnow Chair Inaugural Lecture by Professor Francesco Caselli  (recordings|, image gallery|) more>>|

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures and Conversations - read more|
Dr Camille Landais  (recordings|) | Tim Harford (recordings|) | Professor Barry Eichengreen  (recordings|) | Dr Gabriel Zucman (recordings|) | Professor Lawrence H. Summers (recordings|)

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>|
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Campbell, Arthur, Ederer, Florian and Spinnewijn, Johannes| (2014) Delay and deadlines: freeriding and information revelation in partnerships|. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6 (2), pp. 163-204.

Quarterly Journal of Economics 

Piketty, Thomas and Zucman, Gabriel| (2014) Capital is back: wealth-income ratios in rich countries 1700-2010|. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (3), pp. 1255-1310.

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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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