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LSE academics win excellence awards in global economic affairs

Dr Stephen Redding, programme director of the globalisation programme at the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP), and Silvana Tenreyro, lecturer in economics in the Department of Economics, LSE, have been selected as two of the winners of the 2008 Excellence Award in Global Economic Affairs by the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

The aim of the award is to build a community of the brightest young researchers in the area of global economic affairs. The researchers are given intellectual, financial, and administrative support to pursue focused programmes of research in designated areas.

Dr Stephen Redding is currently director of the globalisation programme at the Centre for Economic Performance and a reader in the Economics Department, LSE, and a research fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research and the Institute for Fiscal Studies. Prior to joining LSE, he worked as a research economist at the Bank of England on the relationship between international openness and economic growth. He was awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize Fellowship during 2001-04 for his research on international trade and economic growth.

Silvana Tenreyro has been at LSE since 2004, before which she worked as an economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She is currently a research associate in the macro programme at the CEP and a research affiliate at the Centre for Economic and Policy Research. Her work on global affairs include 'Technological Diversification,' with Miklos Koren (CEP discussion paper 0824), 'The Timing of Monetary Policy Shocks' with G. Olivei (American Economic Review, 2007) and 'Volatility and Development,' with M. Koren (Quarterly Journal of Economics, 2007). She said: 'I am very grateful for the award.'

Danny Quah, head of the Economics Department and professor of economics said: 'Both these awards point to the tremendous contributions already made and yet to come still in these economists' exciting research on global economic affairs.'

The award will be presented at the Kiel Institute in June 2008.

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18 December 2007

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