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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


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Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00

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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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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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Professor Sir Christopher Pissarides (pictured) awarded the Kiel Institute Global Economy Prize 2015. The ceremony took place on 21 June 2015.  more>>

Dr Camille Landais is among the winners of the Kiel Institute's 2015 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs. more>>

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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>>
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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