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New holder of Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics announced

Francesco_CaselliProfessor Francesco Caselli (pictured) has been appointed the next Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics by the Department of Economics.

Formerly held by Professor Charles Goodhart and Professor Christopher Pissarides, the Norman Sosnow Chair was established in 1985 by journalist and businessman Eric Sosnow in memory of his son Norman, who died in an air crash in 1967 at the age of 23. Eric Sosnow, a graduate research student at LSE in 1936, and later a governor and honorary fellow of the School, also established travelling scholarships in his son’s name.

Professor Caselli joined the Department of Economics in 2004 and is renowned for his work in macroeconomics, development economics and economic growth. He took up the title of Norman Sosnow Chair on 1 June and will deliver a public lecture to mark his appointment at the start of the next academic year.

Commenting on his appointment, Professor Caselli said: ‘This is a great honour for me. It is also a bit scary considering that the previous holders have been Charles Goodhart and Chris Pissarides! There is no way I can match their achievements but I will try not to embarrass them.’

For more information about the position, email Viet-Anh Hua in ODAR at v.a.to@lse.ac.uk.