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Basil Yamey (1919-2020)

Basil Yamey spent almost his entire career at LSE. The native of South Africa joined the Department of Economics in 1947, where he stayed until his retirement in 1984, with the exception of a one year spell at McGill University. He was a prolific academic, an effective administrator, and a kind friend to many. His academic work spans topics from industrial economics, monopoly and competition, and developing countries, to futures trading and the history of accounting. He was editor of the LSE journal Economica, convenor of the Department of Economics and Vice Chair of the Appointments Committee in the School. He had a fondness for Italy and for the arts. Gentle and welcoming, he is remembered warmly by many colleagues, friends and students.

Basil passed away in November 2020. The Economics Community at LSE shares the sadness with his family and many friends. You can read more about Basil here.

November 2020

 

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ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for Lifetime Achievement

The Department congratulates Richard Layard for receiving the 2020 Celebrating Impact Prize for Lifetime Achievement from the ESRC.  Richard Layard is Emeritus Professor of Economics and has spent virtually his entire career at LSE.  He founded and directed the Centre for Labour Economics and later the Centre for Economic Performance, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and where Richard still directs the Wellbeing Programme.  His research spanning areas from the economics of education, unemployment, and wellbeing and mental health has always had an important policy dimension, so that this prize is most fitting.  For more information, see Richard Layard presented a lifetime achievement award from the ESRC.

Watch Professor Lord Richard Layard discuss his research in this ESRC video.

November 2020


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Meet Diana Self - one of our oldest alumni!

In celebration of the School's 125th anniversary, one of the School's oldest alumni, Diana Self, who took our BSc Economics, shares her memories of LSE during and just after World War II.

Read more on the LSE125 Anniversary Blog.

November 2020

 


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LSE100 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement

We are delighted to congratulate our students who have won the LSE100 Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. This award is given to students who receive marks of Distinction in all four assessments on LSE100 and is a reflection of exemplary work across these demanding assignments. This year’s winners are in the top 6% of students in the entire undergraduate cohort that completed the LSE100 course in 2019.

Jash Bherwani
Hilary Cheung
Jacob Dean
Sharmishtha Desai
Shreyas Guntur
Anastasia Hariyanto
Wye Yew Ho
Anders Johansson
Tammy Fei Ning Kho
Eunchae Lee
Tanmay Mahesh
Joshua Michalowski
Samantha Ong Pay Min
Deyan Pehlivanov
Nicolas Rotzler
Anish Samarth
Guang Maik Tan
Harish Vatsen

November 2020

 

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2019/20 Department prize and awards winners announced

Every year, the Department of Economics awards several monetary prizes for students who have performed exceptionally well in their modules and examinations. The prizes are awarded to both continuing students and finalists. We would like to extend our warmest congratulations to all students who were awarded departmental prizes and awards for the previous academic year. Click here to see a full list of award winners for 2019/20. 

 

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