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Award-winning economists show teaching and research excellence

Four economists from the London School of Economics and Political Science have won awards for their excellent teaching.

Photograph of Professor Alwyn YoungProfessor Alwyn Young| and Iain Long| shared the Outstanding Teaching Award for 2008 in the Learning and Teaching in Economics Awards which are run by the Economics Network|.

In nominating Professor Young, the Economics Department| at LSE pointed out that his students spontaneously applaud at the end of his lectures and speak of his 'enthusiastic and brilliant teaching' and of someone with 'contagious enthusiasm' who 'loves what he does and spreads it naturally to people around him'. He shares the national award with teaching fellow Mr Long, who works closely with him as a course manager.

Photograph of Kosuke AokiIn the category for teachers nominated by their own students, Kosuke Aoki and Sanchari Roy| were both commended - meaning that LSE staff took four of the seven prizes on offer.

Miss Roy was also previously nominated for the LSE Student Union Teaching Excellence awards by her students, who cited her enthusiasm for her subject and the encouragement she gives students both in class and in office hours.

Photograph of Sanchari RoyDanny Quah|, Head of Economics, said: 'We already knew that we have some superb teachers in the Economics Department but it's very pleasing to see that others recognise it too, including our own students. My congratulations to all four of them.

'As well as being good teachers, are all either outstanding or highly-promising researchers. Students appreciate being exposed to that research excellence from the moment they arrive at LSE.'

Photograph of Professor Oliver LintonMeanwhile another member of the Economics Department, Professor Oliver Linton|, has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy to recognise his distinguished study. Professor Linton specialises in econometrics.





For more information contact the Department of Economics on 020 7955 7542 or LSE Press Office on 020 7955 7440

5 August 2008