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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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Professor Sir Charlie Bean| appointed Chairman of the Centre for Economic Policy Research Board of Trustees.


Nicholas Stern receives the Schumpeter Award (copyright: pr@minutilli.com - alle rechte vorbehalten - honorarfrei nur bei Berichterstattung ueber konkreten event - publikation ausnahmslos nur mit namensnennung / pr@minutilli.com - all rights reserved - at

Professor Lord Nicholas Stern| received the Schumpeter Award 2015 for Innovative Achievements. The award was presented to Lord Stern in Vienna at a  ceremony held in the Austrian National Bank (photograph: Lord Stern during his speech at the Schumpeter Award ceremony, copyright: pr@minutilli.com| all rights reserved).


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


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Norman Sosnow Chair Inaugural Lecture: "Yes, it is a Curse: Politics and the Adverse Impact of Natural-Resource Riches" by Professor Francesco Caselli  (pictured) (recordings|, image gallery|).


Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures and Conversations - read more|

Dr Camille Landais (pictured): "Are Welfare Programmes Just Keeping People Out of Work? An Economist's Take on Benefits Street" (recordings|)

Tim Harford: "How to See into the Future" (recordings|)

Professor Barry Eichengreen (pictured): "Hall of Mirrors" (recordings|)

Dr Gabriel Zucman: "Inequality and Taxation in a Globalised World" (recordings|)

In Conversation with Professor Lawrence H. Summers (recordings|)

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>|
American Economic Review
Ngai, Liwa Rachel|, and Tenreyro, Silvana| (2014) Hot and cold seasons in the housing market|. American Economic Review, 104 (12), pp.3991-4026.
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics

Sampson, Thomas| (2014) Selection into trade and wage inequality|. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6 (3), pp. 157-202.

 American Economic Journal: Economic Policy

Johannesen, Niels and Zucman, Gabriel| (2014) The end of bank secrecy? An evaluation of the G20 tax haven crackdown|. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 6 (1), pp. 65-91.

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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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