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LSE academics at the Royal Economic Society Conference 2004

Ten academics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) presented papers on a wide range of issues at the Royal Economic Society Annual Conference, Monday 5 to Wednesday 7 April.

The papers cover a range of pertinent subjects for today's government and business economists, from women's welfare to labour market policies, gender discrimination and growth, and birth control rights.

Academics from the Centre for Economic Performance, STICERD, and the Centre for the Economics of Education at LSE who presented papers were:

Monday 5 April

  • Silvia Pezzini: The Effect of Women's Rights on Women's Welfare: evidence from a natural experiment 

Tuesday 6 April

  • Professor John Van Reenen: Active Labour Market Policies: international lessons and an evaluation of the New Deal  
  • Berta Esteve-Volart: Gender Discrimination and Growth: theory and evidence from India  

  • Tsung-Ping Chung, Professor Peter Dolton and Professor Andrew Tremayne: The Determinants of Teacher Supply: time series evidence for the UK, 1962-2001  

  • Fernando Galindo-Rueda and Dr Anna Vignoles: The Declining Relative Importance of Ability in Predicting Educational Attainment 

  • Professor Stephen Machin and Dr Sandra McNally: The Literacy Hour  

  • Dr Steven McIntosh: The Impact of Post-school Vocational Qualifications on the Labour Market Outcomes of Low-achieving School Leavers in the UK Hour  

Wednesday 7 April

  • Professor Stephen Machin and Olivier Marie: Crime and Benefit Cuts  

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 Wales, Swansea.

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Updated 7 April 2004

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