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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.

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Sir Tony Atkinson Tributes



Economica Journal

The April 2017  issue (volume 85, issue 334) of Economica is now published online. It is a Special Issue on Inequality, published in honour of Professor Frank Cowell, who was the Managing Editor of Economica for many years and features the last article by the late Sir Tony Atkinson.



Economics Annual Review 2015-2016

The latest annual review is now available online.


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American Economic Association Awards

Congratulations to Economics alumnus Dr Dave Donaldson for being awarded the John Bates Clark medal and to Professor Philippe Aghion (pictured left) for receiving the Foreign Honorary Members award by the American Economic Association  more>>

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Economica Lectures

17 May  Economica-Phillips Lecture 2017: “Why Are Some Times Different?  Policy and the Variation in the Aftermath of Financial Crises”  by Christina Duckworth Romer (pictured leftmore>> 

23 March  Economica-Coase Lecture 2017: "Breaking the Glass Ceiling", by Marianne Bertrand  audio and video recordings  //  more>> 

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Upcoming Public Lecture:

12 June  "The End of Glabalisation, the Return of History" by Stephen D King, economist  more>> 

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures:

24 April  "Policy vs Politics: the art of decision-making" by Jean-Yves Duclos (pictured left), Canadian Minister of Families, Children and Social Development   more>>

"The Productivity Puzzle" by Andrew G Haldane , Chief Economist at the Bank of England  audio recording //  video  //  more>> 

"The State of Advance Economies: forces, interactions and uncertainties", hosted by The Stamp Memorial Lecture Series, by Professor Olivier Blanchard audio recording  //  video  //    more>> 

"The Production of Money: How to Break the Power of Bankers" by Ann Pettifor, political economist  audio and video recordings //  more>>

"Politics after Brexit and Trump: Rick Pildes in Conversation with Mervyn King"  audio and video recordings //  more>>

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lecture in January: "Policy Issues Affecting the Bank of England: inflation control and social choice" by Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England, followed by a discussion and Q&A with Amartya Sen, Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University  audio and video recordings  //  image gallery  //  more>>

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
American Economic Journal: Economic Policy
Dwenger, Nadja, Henrik Kleven, Imran Rasul and Johannes Rincke. 2016. Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivations for Tax Compliance: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Germany. American Economic Journal: Economic Policy, 8 (3), pp. 203-32.
Journal of European Economic Association

Levy, Matthew and Tasoff, Joshua. 2016. Exponential-Growth Bias and Lifecycle Consumption. Journal of the European Economic Association.  14 (3), pp. 545–789.

American Economic Journal: Applied Economics

Autor, David H., Alan Manning and Christopher L. Smith. 2016. The Contribution of the Minimum Wage to US Wage Inequality over Three Decades: A Reassessment. American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 8 (1), pp. 58-99.      

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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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