Economica 100 Challenge

As the "house journal" celebrates 100 years, the aim over the next two years or so is to publish 100 papers by former students as well as current and former faculty.


History of the Journal

Economica was established in 1921 and has served as the LSE “house” journal throughout its history. Economica is published on behalf of the LSE Department of Economics by Wiley. It's widely read, available in nearly 10,000 institutions worldwide.

Economica 100 Challenge

As the “house journal” celebrates 100 years, the aim over the next two years or so is to publish 100 papers by former students as well as current and former faculty. The Centenary conference launched this process and the papers from the conference appear in a special centenary edition.

Papers submitted as part of this initiative will be peer reviewed. If accepted, papers will include a footnote outlining the connection of the submitting author to LSE.

These papers will be promoted on the Department of Economics website as well as via the journal’s usual channels.

 Economica 100 papers:

1.  Do Nudges Reduce Borrowing and Consumer Confusion in the Credit Card Market? By Paul Adams, Benedict Guttman-Kenney, Lucy Hayes, Stefan Hunt, David Laibson and Neil Stewart

2.  Obedience in the Labour Market and Social Mobility: A Socioeconomic Approach, by Daron Acemoglu

3. Support for Small Businesses Amid COVID-19, by Charles A.E.Goodhart, Dimitrios Tsomocos and  Xuan Wang

4.  Microfinance and Diversification, by Oriana Bandiera, Robin Burgess, Erika Deserranno, Ricardo Morel, Imran Rasul, Munshi Sulaiman and Jack Thiemel 

5. Training, Recruitment, and Outplacement as Endogenous Adverse Selection, by Heski Bar-Isaac and Clare Leaver

6.  Men are from Mars, and Women Too: A Bayesian Meta-analysis of Overconfidence Experiments, by Oriana Bandiera, Nidhi Parekh, Barbara Petrongolo and Michelle Rao

7.  Inequality, Redistribution and Wage Progression, by Richard Blundell

8.  Gender and Psychological Pressure in Competitive Environments: A Laboratory-based Experiment, by Alison L. Booth and Patrick Nolen

9.  Modelling the Great Recession as a Bank Panic: Challenges, by Lawrence Christiano, Husnu Dalgic and Xiaoming Li

10.  Rainfall, Agricultural Output and Persistent Democratization, by Antonio Ciccone and Adilzhan Ismailov

11.  The 15-Hour Week: Keynes’s Prediction Revisited, by Nicholas Crafts

12.  The Impact of Non-tariff Barriers on Trade and Welfare, by Swati Dhingra, Rebecca Freeman and Hanwei Huang   

13. Taxes, subsidies and gender gaps in hours and wages, by Robert Duval-Hernández, Lei Fang, L. Rachel Ngai 

14. Gay Politics Goes Mainstream: Democrats, Republicans and Same-sex Relationships, by Raquel Fernández and Sahar Parsa

15.  The Midlife Crisis, by Osea Giuntella, Sally McManus, Redzo Mujcic, Andrew J. Oswald, Nattavudh Powdthavee and Ahmed Tohamy

16.  Liquidity Requirements, Bank Deposits and Financial Development, by Nicola Limodio and Francesco Strobbe

17.  Algorithmic Leviathan or Individual Choice: Choosing Sanctioning Regimes in the Face of Observational Error, by Thomas Markussen, Louis Putterman and Liangjun Wang

18.  Insuring Replaceable Possessions, by David de Meza and Diane Reyniers

19.  Ethnic- Diversity, Social Norms and Elite Capture: Theory and Evidence from Indonesia, by Anirban Mitra and Sarmistha Pal

20.  The Impact of Centre-based Childcare on Non-cognitive Skills of Young Children, by Greta Morando and Lucinda Platt

21.  On the Gains from Tradable Benefits-in-kind: Evidence for Workfare in India, by Martin Ravallion

22.  Suburbanization in the USA, 1970--2010, by Stephen J. Redding

23.  The Second World War, Inequality and the Social Contract in Britain, by Leander Heldring, James A. Robinson and Parker Whitfill