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Professor Tim Besley


School Professor of Economics and Political Science

W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics

  • Department:
    Deputy Head of Department for Research
  • Research Centres:
    CEP: Trade Research Programme Associate
    IGC: Member of Steering Group
    STICERD: Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme Associate
                        Public Economics Programme Associate
                        Psychology and Economics Initiative Associate
  • Other affiliations:
    IPA: Faculty


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


Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy


Other Webpages



  • DPhil in Economics, Oxford University




photograph of Tim Besley