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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
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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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The Economics Annual Review for 2014-2015 is now available.

This year’s issue includes an interview with Professor Oriana Bandiera, an article commemorating the Nobel Prize winning economist Sir William Arthur Lewis, briefings by the Research Centres, and Professor Nicholas Barr talking about the adventures and achievements of Bill Phillips, famous as the originator of the Phillips Curve and known as the 'Indiana Jones' of economists, as well as the usual lists of prize-winners, new appointments, research students, and selected publications.


Faculty Job Openings at the Department

Professor/Associate Professor of Economics

Deadline for applications 27 January 2016

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Professor Martin Pesendorfer has been elected Fellow of the Econometric Society.


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Professor Tim Besley appointed as a commissioner on the National Infrastructure Commission (more>>)  and elected Second Vice President of the Econometric Society (more>>). 

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Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures:

 "Debt and Austerity: post-crisis lessons from Ireland" by Patrick Honohan(pictured left: ECB Forum on Central Banking, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) - 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>>
American Economic Review
Goos, Maarten, Alan Manning, and Anna Salomons (2014) Explaining job polarization: routine-biased technological change and offshoring. American Economic Review, 104(8), pp. 2509-2526.              
American Economic Review

 Nocco, Antonella, Gianmarco I. P. Ottaviano, and Matteo Salto (2014) Monopolistic competition and optimum product selection. American Economic Review, 104 (5), pp. 304-309.                

American Economic Review

Robson, Arthur J., and Balázs Szentes (2014) A biological theory of social discounting. American Economic Review, 104 (11), pp. 3481-3497.        

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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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