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Professor Tim Besley


School Professor of Economics and Political Science

W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics

  • Research Centres:
    CEP: Trade Research Programme Associate
    STICERD: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme Associate
                        Public Economics Programme Associate
                        Psychology and Economics Initiative Associate


Read Tim Besley's Faculty Profile in the Economics Annual Review 2012-2013


Contact Details

  • Email: t.besley@lse.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6702
  • Office: 32L.3.37
  • Office hours: By appointment (contact Jo Cantlay)
  • Admin support: Jo Cantlay
  • Leave: Lent and Summer Terms 2017, Michaelmas and Lent Terms 2018


Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy


Other Webpages



  • DPhil in Economics, Oxford University




photograph of Tim Besley