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Nobel Prize winner to speak at LSE

Professor Robert Mundell, the 1999 Nobel prize winner in Economic Sciences, will be giving three public lectures at the London School of Economics and Political Science on 11, 12 and 13 January.

Professor Mundell, of Columbia University, New York, is an alumnus of LSE. He will give the Lionel Robbins Memorial Lectures, organised by the School's Centre for Economic Performance, in memory of LSE's distinguished former economics professor and chairman of governors. His lectures will cover The World Economy since 1900: what did we learn?

Professor Mundell is now the seventh LSE alumnus or staff member to be awarded the Nobel prize for Economics. Earlier winners were Sir John Hicks (1972), F A Hayek (1974), James Meade (1977), Sir Arthur Lewis (1979), Ronald Coase (1991), and Amartya Sen (1998).

Professor Richard Layard, Director of the Centre for Economic Performance, said: 'Mundell created the modern theory of macroeconomics in a world of footloose capital. When footloose capital threatens the world's financial architecture and is a driver behind EMU, it will be fascinating to have his analysis of these issues.'

These three lectures are free, open to the public (no ticket required) and will be held on:

Tuesday 11 January


Old Theatre

(400 seats)

Wednesday 12 January


Peacock Theatre

(1,000 seats)

Thursday 13 January


Old Theatre

(400 seats)

For enquiries please contact the Centre for Economic Performance, LSE, on T: 0171 955 7048 or see the LSE website at http://www.lse.ac.uk| for map details.


Further information:

Richard Layard, Director, CEP, on T: 0171 955 7048.

Judith Higgin, LSE Press Office, on T: 0171 955 7582.

A limited number of seats will be reserved for media at the lectures, please call LSE Press Office if you would like to confirm one of these.

Journalists are also invited to a reception after the lecture on Tuesday 11 January in the Senior Dining Room, LSE.  Again, please call the Press Office to confirm attendance.

22 December 1999