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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


Information Office (32L.1.01) Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00

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32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PH


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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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Undergraduate Open Day - Wednesday 1 July 2015

We are pleased to announce details of the next LSE Open Day for prospective undergraduate students on Wednesday 1 July 2015. The Open Day will enable you to come and experience the unique atmosphere of the School.


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Professor Janet Yellen receives Honorary Doctorate from LSE


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Wednesday 27 May 2015

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Conversation: "When to Rob a Bank: A Rogue Economist's Guide to the World" by Stephen J Dubner, chaired by Tim Harford


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Wednesday 27 May 2015

Department of Economics Public Lecture: "Hubris: Why Economists Failed to Predict the Crisis and How to Avoid the Next One" by Professor Lord Meghnad Desai. Discussants: Stephen King and Charles Goodhart. Professor Tim Besley will chair.


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Thursday 28 May 2015

International Growth Centre, Grantham Institute and Department of Economics Public Lecture: "The Global Energy and Growth Challenge: Facts and Directions for Policy" by Professor Michael Greenstone. Discussant: Professor Lord Nicholas Stern. Professor Robin Burgess will chair.


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Department of Economics and LSE Commission on Gender, Inequality and Power Public Lecture: "Inequality Matters: Austerity Policies, Gender and Race" by Professor Stephanie Seguino, with Saphieh Ashtiany and Diane Negra as respondents (recordings)

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

Norman Sosnow Chair Inaugural Lecture by Professor Francesco Caselli (recordings,image gallery) more>>

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures and Conversations - read more
Dr Camille Landais  (recordings) | Tim Harford (recordings) | Professor Barry Eichengreen  (recordings) | Dr Gabriel Zucman (recordings) | Professor Lawrence H. Summers (recordings)

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
American Economic Journal: Microeconomics

Campbell, Arthur, Ederer, Florian and Spinnewijn, Johannes (2014) Delay and deadlines: freeriding and information revelation in partnerships. American Economic Journal: Microeconomics, 6 (2), pp. 163-204.

Quarterly Journal of Economics 

Piketty, Thomas and Zucman, Gabriel (2014) Capital is back: wealth-income ratios in rich countries 1700-2010. The Quarterly Journal of Economics, 129 (3), pp. 1255-1310.

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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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