Dr Fabian  Waldinger

Dr Fabian Waldinger

Associate Professor of Management

Department of Management

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About me

Dr Fabian Waldinger obtained his PhD in the Economics Department at LSE in 2008 and worked in the Economics Department at the University of Warwick before joining the Department of Management at LSE in 2016. He has held visiting positions at MIT Sloan School of Management, Harvard University, and the University of California at Berkeley.

In his research Fabian uses quasi-experiments to understand questions at the intersection of economics of innovation, economic history, and labour economics. In particular, he combines the collection of large data sets, often historical sources, with the use of modern micro-econometric techniques, to understand the driving forces of scientific productivity and the production and allocation of talent.

His research has been published in leading economics journals such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Political Economy, and the Review of Economic Studies. He has won a number of awards for his research, including a Starting Grant from the European Research Council (ERC) and the Philip Leverhulme Prize in 2016.

Before embarking on his academic career he has worked as a summer intern at Deutsche Bank and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants. 

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Economics of science and innovation; economic history; labour economics

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