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LSE academics to speak at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference

Ten academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) will be presenting papers on a wide range of issues at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference from Monday 7 to Wednesday 9 April.

The papers will cover a range of pertinent subjects for today's government and business economists, from employment and pay to trade union membership, the gender pay gap, and economic growth and political freedom.

Academics from the Centre for Economic Performance and the Centre for the Economics of Education at LSE who are presenting papers are:

Monday 7 April

Dr Arnaud Chevalier: Motivation, Expectations and the Gender Pay Gap for UK Graduates.|

Tuesday 8 April

Gilles Duranton and Henry Overman: Testing for Localisation using Micro-geographic Data|.
Jo Blanden and Stephen Machin: Cross-generation Correlations of Union Statues for Young People in Britain.|
Arnauld Chevalier, Peter Dolton and Steven McIntoch: Recruiting and Retaining Teachers in the UK: an analysis of graduate occupation choice from the 1960s to the 1990s.|

Wednesday 9 April

Fernando Galindo-Rueda: Employer Learning and School-related Statistical Discrimination in Britain.|
Stephen Machin and Joan Wilson: The Economic Effects of Minimum Wages in a Low Wage Labour Market: care homes in the UK.
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Robert MacCulloch and Silvia Pezzini: The Role of Freedom, Growth and Religion in the Taste for Revolution.|

The RES annual conference is the leading UK conference for academic, government and business economists. This year it is being held at the University of Warwick. See www.res.org.uk| 

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For more RES information, contact Romesh Vaitilingam on 0117 983 9770 or 07768 661095 or email romesh@compuserve.com| 

For LSE Press Office, contact Jess Winterstein on 020 7955 7060 or email j.winterstein@lse.ac.uk|

4 April 2003

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