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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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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. |

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July 2014

Professor John Van Reenen joint recipient of 2014 European Investment Bank Prize for Excellence in Economic and Social Research  more>>|

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July 2014

Austin Robinson Prize awarded to Johannes Spinnewijn  more>>|


July 2014

Congratulations to faculty and graduate teaching assistants at the department who won the following teaching awards: Major Review Award, LSESU Student Led Teaching Excellence Awards, and Class Teachers Awards  more>>| and to our PhD student for winning the Deutsche Bank runner-up prize  more>>|

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July 2014

The Gearty Grillings: Danny Quah on Chinese democracy  more>>|

Shaping Higher Education

June 2014

"Shaping Higher Education: 50 years after Robbins" by Nicholas Barr (ed.), a collection of edited transcripts from the first session of the Conference that commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Robbins Report on higher education is now available freely as an e-book  more>>|

LSE Connect

June 2014

LSE Connect, Summer 2014 issue: articles by and interviews with Economics academics and alumni  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|.