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Celebrating Excellence at LSE Economics

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On Tuesday 26 November 2019, we Celebrated Excellence at LSE Economics! Our annual evening of celebration which brings together current students, alumni, staff and friends is an opportunity for us to reflect on the successes and achievements of the previous academic year. Professor the Lord Mervyn King opened the evening with an insightful talk on economic policy. BSc Economics alumna, Charlotte Woodacre, spoke on what studying her undergraduate degree at LSE has meant to her and how economics has had an impact on her career and future.

Following the speeches, we applauded and cheered as our student prize winners were asked to come on stage to collect their certificates. New for 2019 was the Judith Shapiro Spirit of Economics Award which went to Anna Carruthers in recognition of her commitment to the economics community. Our Graduate Teaching Assistants also collected their trophies amid rapturous applause. The Department showcased our First Year Challenge videos as the winners of the 2019 FYC were announced. Find out about all our winners and their prizes on our Prize and Award Winners page.

All students, alumni, staff and friends enjoyed a reception following the prize giving. It was a great opportunity to meet with friends old and new, to hear stories of the Department from years gone by as well as to catch up with our most recent graduates and discover their new journeys since their time studying with us.

You can view photos from the event on our Facebook page.

November 2019

 

 

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LSE Excellence in Education Awards


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We would like to wish a huge congratulations to all the Excellence in Education Award winners from the Department:

Gharad Bryan, Nicolas Cerkez, Wouter Den Haan, Dita Eckardt, Kangchul Jo, Kasia Krajniewska, William Matcham, Niclas Moneke, Francesco Nava, Rachel Ngai, Junius Olivier, Dimitra Petropoulou, Anthoulla Phella, Derek Pillay, Giuseppe Rossitti, Ragvir Sabharwal, Chiara Sotis, Daniel Sturm and Di Song Tan

The LSE Excellence in Education Awards are designed to support the School’s aspiration of creating ‘a culture where excellence in teaching is valued and rewarded on a level with excellence in research’. The Awards are made on the recommendations of Heads of Department to staff who have demonstrated outstanding teaching contribution and educational leadership in their departments.

The winners received their awards at the Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on Thursday 21 November in the Shaw Library.

Professor Steve Pischke, Head of Department, shares his congratulations:

“We have a large number of excellent and extremely dedicated teachers in our ranks; a big thank you to the winners and to everyone for all the effort on behalf of our students. As the student comments yesterday suggested, the students are really appreciative when we take the extra step to reach out to them and make a difference in their education.”

November 2019


 

Rana Mallah (BSc EME) wins the 2019 Royal Economic Society Undergraduate Video Competition


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We are delighted to announce that 3rd year undergraduate student Rana Mallah (BSc EME), has been named the winner of the Royal Economic Society’s Undergraduate Video Competition 2019. Her video, A Libra Induced Recession, has won their £1000 cash prize. Congratulations Rana!

And many congratulations to 3rd year undergraduate students Laura Ceban (BSc Economics) and Zixiao Yang (BSc Economics with Economic History), who are runners up for their video, Banks and Billionaires: Not all Evil

The competition encourages university students from across the country to create their own 3-minute video explaining economic concepts and issues to a general audience.

On hearing the news, Kasia Krajniewska, Undergraduate Tutor to 3rd year students and Rana’s Academic Mentor, said:

"Congratulations Rana, for creating a professional, comprehensive and inspiring video that explains the complex nature of recession through the unique lens of the Libra cryptocurrency. I have been impressed by how you applied the knowledge from your BSc Economics courses and linked it with your own further research to present it in a simple and approachable way that can be easily understood by a wider audience. The Award is very much deserved and I am honoured to know you, be your Undergraduate Tutor and Academic Mentor. It has been a real pleasure to see how you developed as a young economist during your time here, at LSE, and I wish you many successes in the future.

I would like to extend my congratulations to Laura and Zixiao, both of whom I know well and I had a pleasure to teach last year – I appreciate your enthusiasm in sharing your sound economic knowledge with the rest of the society."

Undergraduate Programme Director, Dr Dimitra Petropoulou congratulated Rana: 

"Well done Rana for winning the RES video competition! Examining the effects of a libra currency as if from the future is uniquely creative - very well deserved and food for thought for all of us."

Head of Department Professor Steve Pischke shared his congratulations:

"Congratulations, Rana. It’s a great pleasure to see how you have been able to take your economics education and use it for a thoughtful analysis of a current topic. Not just that, but also present it all lucidly to a broader audience. That’s of course what we want our students to be able to do but it also takes a lot of initiative and hard work to produce something like that. Congratulations also to Zixiao Yang and Laura Ceban for being among the runners-up in the competition. A great haul for LSE Economics!"

November 2019

Francesco Caselli and Ricardo Reis elected as Fellows of the Econometric Society

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Many congratulations to Professors Francesco Caselli and Ricardo Reis who have been elected Fellows of the Econometric Society

The Econometric Society is an international society for the advancement of economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. Its main activities are:

  • Publication of the journals Econometrica, Quantitative Economics, and Theoretical Economics.
  • Publication of a research Monograph Series.
  • Organization of scientific meetings in six regions of the world.

Francesco Caselli is Norman Sosnow Professor of Economics at LSE.

Ricardo Reis is the A W Phillips Professor of Economics at LSE.

November 2019

 

Swati Dhingra wins the People's Choice Award at the ONS Research Excellence Awards 2019!


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Congratulations to Dr Swati Dhingra for winning the People’s Choice Award in this year’s ONS Research Excellence Awards for her work on Brexit, trade, and labour markets: Trade and Worker Deskilling: Evidence from the Brexit vote. You can read Swati’s research here.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Research Excellence Awards ‘recognise and celebrate outstanding innovative research’ carried out using their data and/or data they make available on behalf of others, to deliver a public benefit to the UK, whilst protecting data confidentiality.

Swati Dhingra is an Associate Professor of Economics at LSE, researching globalisation and industrial policy and an Associate at CEP-Trade.

November 2019


 

Department of Economics students receive LSE100 awards!

 

LSE100 2019 Winners

We are thrilled to announce that 10 students from the Department of Economics have received LSE100 awards for their excellent work and commitment to interdisciplinary learning in LSE100:

  • Lim Xiao Rong (pictured)
  • Anna Carruthers (pictured)
  • Yug Bhansali (pictured)
  • Aimilia Charitou (pictured)
  • Chin Kiat Chan (pictured)
  • Carmen Artime De Luis (pictured)
  • Nan Pwint Sabai (pictured)
  • Charlotte Ong Zhi Xin
  • Jie Chan
  • Hang Yin

LSE100 is LSE's flagship interdisciplinary course for undergraduate students. It is designed to broaden and deepen students' engagement with social scientific analysis by using pressing social issues as case studies for exploration of the ways different theories, methods and evidence can shape our understanding of events and phenomena. 

The 2019 LSE100 Prize Giving Dinner took place on Wednesday 16 October and was a celebration of the achievements of the top students from the 2018 cohort on LSE100. For more on this year’s prize giving dinner and awards, visit the LSE100 website.

October 2019


 

Professor Oriana Bandiera to become Econometrica editor

 

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Professor Oriana Bandiera has been named as a new editor of the Econometrica journal and is due take on the role next summer.  

The Econometrica journal began in 1933 with the goal of advancing economic theory in its relation to statistics and mathematics. It publishes original articles in all branches of economics. 

Professor Steve Pischke, Head of Department, said “Congratulations to Oriana, and thanks to her for taking on such an important (and demanding) professional role.”

October 2019


 

Congratulations to Ben Moll and Xavier Jaravel, who are both winners of this year’s Philip Leverhulme Prizes!

 

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We're thrilled to share the news that Dr Xavier Jaravel and Professor Ben Moll have both been awarded this year's Philip Leverhulme Prizes.

Since 2001, the Prizes have been awarded annually in commemoration of the contribution to the work of the Trust made by Philip Leverhulme, the founder of the Trust. The prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. 

We spoke to Xavier Jaravel and Ben Moll about winning the awards.

October 2019


 

Dr Dimitra Petropoulou wins at the Economics Network Development in Economics Education Conference

 

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We take great pleasure in sharing the news that Dr Dimitra Petropoulou, Undergraduate Programme Director, has been selected as a winner of the Economics Network’s annual prize for her “Outstanding Contribution to Economics Education”.  

A BSc, MSc and PhD student at LSE and active in the Economics Network since 2001, Dimitra returned to the LSE Department of Economics last academic year as Associate Professorial Lecturer and Deputy Undergraduate Programme Director. 

The Economics Network’s call for nominations specified that “the judging panel will be looking for individuals who possess the following qualities":

  • A positive impact on the economics teaching community.
  • A demonstrable impact on students’ learning and interest in economics.

You can read Dimitra's nomination by a colleague here.

September 2019


 

Professor Robin Burgess to become President of B R E A D

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Warmest congratulations to Professor Robin Burgess who is to become President of B R E A D (The Bureau for Research and Economic Analysis of Development), a non-profit organisation ‘dedicated to encourage research and scholarship in development economics’. Their main activities are conferences, a working paper and policy paper series, and a summer school. 

Robin Burgess is Professor of Economics, Founder and Director of the International Growth Centre, and Director of the Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme all at the London School of Economics. His areas of research interest include Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Political Economy, Public Economics and Labour Economics. 

August 2019

Dr Xavier Jaravel wins the Kiel Institute Excellence Awards in Global Economic Affairs

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Congratulations to Dr Xavier Jaravel who is a winner of the Kiel Institute Excellence Awards in Global Economic Affairs 2019. These awards aim to ‘build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs.’ Read more about the Excellence Awards.

Xavier received the award for his contributions to the field of Innovation and Inequality: ‘Jaravel’s findings include evidence that product innovations do not benefit all households equally, but rather disproportionately benefit high income households. In another contribution Jaravel shows that policies that increase exposure to innovation may have greater potential to spur innovation than traditional policies such as reducing tax rates.’ Source: Kiel Institute 

Two other economists also received the award: Joseph Shapiro (University of California at Berkeley) and Alexander Wolitzky (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). Each of the winners will be awarded a Research Fellowship at the Kiel Institute. As Research Fellows, they’ll receive content-related and organizational support from a number of prominent researchers as well as the opportunity to participate in research projects at the Kiel Institute.

Xavier Jaravel is Assistant Professor of Economics at the LSE Department of Economics.

August 2019

 

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