Professor Tim Besley

Position

School Professor of Economics and Political Science

W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics

  • Department:
    Deputy Head of Department for Research
  • Research Centres:
    CEP: Globalisation Research Programme
    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
  • External:
    Visiting Professor, Institute for International Economic Studies, Stockholm University                                                                                                                             

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Contact Details

  • Email: t.besley@lse.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 6702
  • Office: 32L.3.37
  • Admin Support: Jo Cantlay
    • Room number: 32L.2.06H 
    • Email: j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk
    • Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7285                                                                     

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Research Interests

  • Development Economics
  • Public Economics
  • Political Economy                                                                                                              

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Publications

Please visit my publications and data page.                                                                             

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Other Professional Activities

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Other Webpages

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Education

DPhil in Economics, Oxford University
BAMA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Keble College, Oxford in PPE (first class)                                                                                                                                                  

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Personal Details

Married to Gillian Paull, with two sons: Thomas, born 1995; Oliver, born 1997                  

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