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Department of Economics 
London School of Economics and Political Science
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London WC2A 2AE


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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.

Welcome 2017

Welcome 2017

Find out information about the welcome events organised by the Department.



Economica Journal

The October 2017  issue (volume 84, issue 336) of Economica is now published online.


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Economics PhD Student, Arthur Seibold, wins the IIPF Young Economists Award 2017.


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Professor Alessandro Gavazza has been awarded a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship.


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Professor Oriana Bandiera awarded the new Anthony Atkinson Chair in Economics.


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Professor Silvana Tenreyro appointed to the Monetary Policy Committee.


                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>

Alisdair McKay and Ricardo Reis. 2016.The Role of Automatic Stabilizers in the U.S. Business Cycle. Econometrica, 84 (1), pp. 141-194. 

Quarterly Journal of Economics

Sampson Thomas. 2016. Dynamic Selection: An Idea Flows Theory of Entry, Trade and Growth. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 131 (1), pp. 315-380.

American Economic Review

 Cockburn, Iain, Lanjouw, Jean O and Schankerman, Mark. 2016. Patents and the global diffusion of new drugs. American Economic Review, 106 (01), pp. 136-164.  

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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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Economica Lectures

Economica-Phillips Lecture 2017: “Why Are Some Times Different: Macroeconomic policy and the aftermath of financial crises”  by Christina D. Romer (pictured leftmore>> 

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 Public Lectures:

"The End of Glabalisation, the Return of History" by Stephen D King (pictured left), economist  audio recording  // video  //  more>> 

"Policy vs Politics: the art of decision-making" by Jean-Yves Duclos, Canadian Minister of Families, Children and Social Development  audio recording  // video  //  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>>

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