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Visiting Professors and Academics

This is a list of Visiting Professors and Centennial Professors and of Visiting and Emeritus Academics of the Economics Department.

Visiting Professors and Centennial Professors

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Visiting Professor of Economics


Email: n.ashraf1@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.3.18

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Professor Sir Tony ATKINSON

Centennial Professor

Associate at STICERD - Public Economics Programme

Contributor to LSE Growth Commission


Email: a.b.atkinson@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.3.34


Professor Oliver HART

Visiting Centennial Professor

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Professor John KAY

Visiting Professor of Economics


Email: j.a.kay@lse.ac.uk

Room number: c/o 32L.1.28

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Professor Nobu KIYOTAKI

Visiting Professor of Economics


Email: n.kiyotaki@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.1.10

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Professor Per KRUSELL

Centennial Professor


Email: p.krusell@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.1.19 (Michaelmas Term 2015)


Courses taught:

EC442 Macroeconomics for MRes Students

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 Professor Torsten PERSSON

Centennial Professor


Email: t.persson@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.3.14 (Michaelmas Term 2015)


Courses taught:

EC540 Political Economy

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Professor Dani RODRIK

Centennial Professor


Email: d.rodrik@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.3.13



Visiting Fellows

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Visiting Fellow (Michaelmas Term)


Email: k.jochmans@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.4.15

Office hours: Tuesday 10:00-11:00


Courses taught:

EC485 Further Topics in Econometrics
EC518 Topics in Advanced Econometrics for Research Students



Emeritus Academics 

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Professor the Lord Meghnad DESAI

Emeritus Professor of Economics

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Professor Lucien P FOLDES

Emeritus Professor of Economics



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Professor Lord Richard LAYARD

Emeritus Professor of Economics

Wellbeing Programme Director at CEP


Email: r.layard@lse.ac.uk

Room number: 32L.2.13

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7048 

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Emeritus Academic


Email: a.marin@lse.ac.uk

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Emeritus Reader in Economics

Research Associate at STICERD


Email: j.thomas@lse.ac.uk

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Professor Christine WHITEHEAD

Emeritus Professor of Housing Economics

Associate at Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC)


Email: c.m.e.whitehead@lse.ac.uk

Room number: STC.514

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7955 7527