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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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Location address:
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. |

National Student Survey 2014 - NOW OPEN

The National Student Survey is now open for all 3rd year undergraduate students to complete. This is a chance for students to provide feedback on their time at the School and within the department. The Survey closes on the 30 April and can be accessed here|.

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LSE Executive Summer School

Dr Erik Eyster is the programme director for the economics stream within the LSE’s Executive Summer School. Find out more| about the Macroeconomics and Behavioural Economics courses.

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April 2014

Professor Danny Quah (pictured) to direct new Southeast Asia Centre that will be established at LSE with a significant donation from Professor Saw Swee Hock  more>>|

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April 2014

Centre for Macroeconomics and Department of Economics Public Lecture: "Unconventional Monetary Policy and the Financial Crisis" by Kevin Sheedy  more>>|

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April 2014

Department of Economics Public Conversation: "Flash Boys: Cracking the Money Code" with Michael Lewis  more>>|
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March 2014

The Bank of England has appointed Dr Nemat Shafik, LSE Economics alumnus, as the new Deputy Governor of the Bank of England  more>>|

                     Some Selected Recent Publications  more>>|
American Economic Journal: Applied Economics
Caselli, Francesco| and Michaels, Guy| (2013) Do Oil Windfalls Improve Living Standards? Evidence from Brazil|. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 5 (1), pp. 208-238.
American Economic Review
Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.|, Peri, Giovanni and Wright, Gregory (2013) Immigration, offshoring, and American jobs|. American Economic Review, 103 (5), pp. 1925-1959.
Bloom, Nick, Schankerman, Mark| and Van Reenen, John| (2013) Identifying technology spillovers and product market rivalry|.

Econometrica, 81 (4), pp. 1347-1393.

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American Economic Review
Koren, Miklos and Tenreyro, Silvana| (2013) Technological diversification|. American Economic Review, 103 (1), pp. 378-414.
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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|.