Professor Tim Besley

Professor Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science

Department of Economics

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Key Expertise
Development Economics, Public Economics, Political Economy

About me

Professor Sir Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE.  He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Commission and, for 2018, is President of the Econometric Society.  He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and British Academy.  He is also a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. 

Named Chair
W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics

DPhil in Economics, Oxford University
CV, Short biography, Publications and data

Research Centres
CEP Trade Research Programme Associate
STICERD Economic Organisation and Public Policy Programme Associate | Public Economics Programme Associate | Psychology and Economics Initiative Associate

LSE Affiliations
LSE Growth Commission
Institute of Public Affairs

EC201: Microeconomic Principles I
EC302: Political Economy
EC535: Development Economics for Research Students

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LSE Growth Commission  |  South Asia Centre  |  STICERD  |  SPP

Faculty Profile in the Economics Annual Review 2012-2013

External affiliations
Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Other professional activities

Expertise Details

Development Economics; Public Economics; Political Economy