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Professor Luis Garicano

Professor of Economics and Strategy

Managerial Economics and Strategy Faculty Group


Professor Garicano is Programme Director for the MSc Economics and Management programme. He earned two bachelor's degrees, one in economics in 1990 and one in law in 1991, both from Universidad de Valladolid in Spain. He earned a master's degree in European economic studies from the College of Europe in Belgium in 1992. He then moved to the United States, where he earned a master's degree in economics in 1995 and a PhD in economics in 1998, both from the University of Chicago. He joined the faculty of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1998, initially as Assistant Professor, progressing to Associate Professor in 2002 and full Professor in 2006.

During his time at Chicago Booth he took leave to teach at the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), as well as London Business School. He joined LSE in 2007, initially as Director of Research in the Department of Management. He has also worked as an economist for the Commission of the European Union and has been involved in efforts to promote structural reforms in the Spanish economy. In particular he has co-authored proposals to reform the labour markets, housing markets, and the pension and health systems. He recently wrote a best selling book on these reforms "El Dilema de Espana", (Destino 2014)

Research interests

  • Determinants of productivity
  • Impact of technology on the organisation of work and on wage inequality
  • Outsourcing, offshoring, globalisation
  • Incentives and performance in organisations. 
  • Causes of organisational crisis and failures

Recent publications

Complete list of publications