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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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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. |


Happy 100th Birthday Bill Phillips, “the Indiana Jones of macroeconomics”!


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Economics PhD student, Andrea Lanteri| awarded the UniCredit and Universities first Econ JM Best Paper Award 2014 for his job market paper: "The Market for Used Capital Endogenous Irreversibility and Reallocation over the Business Cycle".

Congratulations to Andrea!


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Department of Economics Public Lecture: "The Tyranny of Experts" by Professor William Easterly
Monday 8 December 2014, 6:30-8:00, Old Theatre, Old Building


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The Department of Economics would like to congratulate Jean Tirole  (pictured, Mme Tirole (IDEI). CC-BY-SA-3.0 via Wikimedia Commons) who has been awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 for his analysis of market and regulation.


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Department of Economics, Centre for Macroeconomics, Systemic Risk Centre and International Growth Centre Public Lecture: "Making Markets Fair and Effective", by Minouche Shafik (pictured, source: DFID-UK Department for International Development)
The audio and video recordings are now available (LSE News and Media|, LSE Economics YouTube channel|)


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LSE launches new four-year undergraduate Philosophy, Politics and Economics degree, which starts in October 2015


                     Some Selected Recent Publications  more>>|
Gentry, Matthew| and Tong, Li (2014) Identification in auctions with selective entry|. Econometrica 82 (1), pp. 315-344.
 Quarterly Journal of Economics
Kleven, Henrik Jacobsen|, Landais, Camille|, Saez, Emmanuel and Schultz, Esben (2014) Migration and wage effects of taxing top earners: evidence from the foreigners' tax scheme in Denmark|. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (1), pp. 333-378. [The paper can also be found here|]
American Economic Review
Mayer, Thierry, Melitz, Marc and Ottaviano, Gianmarco I. P.| (2014) Market size, competition, and the product mix of exporters|. American Economic Review, 104 (2), pp. 495-536.     
American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics
Michaillat, Pascal| (2014) A theory of countercyclical government multiplier|. American Economic Journal: Macroeconomics, 6 (1), pp. 190-217.
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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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