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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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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 January 2016

We are pleased to announce that the Department’s house journal, Economica, has been re-launched.

You can find out the contents of the January issue here.

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Upcoming Department of Economics Inaugural Lecture: Sir William Arthur Lewis Chair in Development Economics

Wednesday 10 February 2016
"Political Economy and Development: a Progress Report" by Professor Tim Besley, Department of Economics, LSE    more>>

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Upcoming Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures

Tuesday 1 March 2016
"The End of Alchemy" by Professor Lord King (pictured), Department of Economics, LSE    more>>

Wednesday 9 March 2016
"Clear and Present Challenges to the Chinese Economy" by Dr Keyu Jin, Department of Economics, LSE    more>>

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures:

"Debt, Demographics and the Distribution of Income: New Challenges for Monetary Policy" by Dr Gertjan Vlieghe (pictured, Bank of England CC-BY-NC-ND-2.0), Bank of England - Monetary Policy Committee - audio recording

"Economics of Migration" by Professor Alan Manning, Department of Economics, LSE - audio and video recordings // slides

"Debt and Austerity: post-crisis lessons from Ireland" by Patrick Honohan - audio and video recordings

"CDP: a brief but affectionate history" by Professor Diane Coyle - audio and video recordings

"Phising for Phools: the economics of manipulation and deception" by Professor Robert J Shiller - audio and video recordings

"Other People's Money" by Professor John Kay - audio and video recordings

"Economics Rules: the rights and wrongs of the dismal science" by Professor Dani Rodrik - audio and video recordings

Department of Economics and LSE US Centre Public Conversation:
"A Conversation with Ben Bernanke"


                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
Journal of European Economic Association
Besley, Timothy, Fetzer, Thiemo and Mueller, Hannes (2015) The Welfare Cost Of Lawlessness: Evidence From Somali Piracy. Journal of the European Economic Association, 13 (2), pp. 203-239.                        
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Bryan, Gharad, Karlan, Dean, and Zinman, Jonathan (2015) Referrals: Peer Screening and Enforcement in a Consumer Credit Field Experiment. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 7 (3), pp. 174-204.                                  

American Economic Review

Burgess, Robin, Jedwab, Remi, Miguel, Edward, Morjaria, Ameet, and Padró i Miquel, Gerard  (2015) The Value of Democracy: Evidence from Road Building in Kenya. American Economic Review, 105 (6), pp. 1817-1851.

LSE Research Online                           

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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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