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PhD Economics offer holders - new students

(new students who will be attending EC400 Introductory Course in Mathematics and Statistics)

Welcome to the PhD Economics Offer Holder webpage. We’re thrilled you'll be joining us next academic year. This page provides you with essential information relating to your programme.  

Programme Team

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Lakmini Staskus
Head of Programme Delivery

Email: l.staskus@lse.ac.uk

econ.teaching@lse.ac.uk

Mark Wilbor

Mark Wilbor
Research Manager

Email: m.s.wilbor@lse.ac.uk

Guy Michaels

Dr Guy Michaels
MRes Programme Director

Johannes Spinnewijn

Dr Joannes Spinnewijn
PhD Programme Director

Admissions Team

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Lorna Severn
Graduate Admissions Administrator

Email: econ.pgadm@lse.ac.uk 

Shubhra Mitra

Shubhra Mitra
Graduate Admissions Manager

Email: econ.pgadm@lse.ac.uk

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Anna Watmuff
Departmental & Graduate Admissions Assistant

Email: econ.pgadm@lse.ac.uk

Whenever you contact LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query. 

Meeting Conditions

It is vital that you fully read the Graduate Offer Pack, which outlines the various steps that must be taken before registration. See especially Fulfilling conditions attached to your offer/supplying required documents and Visa advice for international students. Any outstanding conditions and documents are also displayed in your LSE for You account; be sure to submit these in good time. You will not be allowed to register unless you have submitted all documentation specified on your offer of admission and all the legal documents (e.g. appropriate ID; Visa (if applicable)) necessary for registration.
Whenever you contact LSE, please quote your Applicant ID number and full name (as in your original application); it helps us to quickly identify your record and deal with your query.

Visa

It is important to ensure you begin the visa application process as soon as possible. All students who require a visa should read the guidance on the following LSE website: ISVAT (International Student Visa Advice Team). This website includes an online form where you can submit queries relating to your specific circumstances.

Reading List

Basic reading lists, teaching arrangements and programme regulations for 2019/20 are published in the Calendar which will be updated for 2020/21 later this summer. Full reading lists are not available until teaching begins. However, you will be provided with further readings and course materials in preparation for EC400 in July via our online course Mathematics for Postgraduate Economists. If you would like to undertake some reading prior to then, we encourage you to familiarise yourself with the following texts:

Chapters 1–5 and 9–13 of E T Dowling, Schaum's Outline of Theory and Problems of Mathematical Methods for Business and Economics, McGraw Hill, 1993

A Chiang and K Wainwright, Fundamental Methods of Mathematical Economics, McGraw-Hill, 2005.

R J Larson, M L Marx, Introduction to Mathematical Statistics and its Applications, 4th edn, Prentice Hall, New Jersey, 2006.

J H Stock and M W Watson, Introduction to Econometrics, 3th edn, Chapters 17 and 18, Pearson, 2011 or 

J Wooldridge, Introductory Econometrics: A Modern Approach, 5th edn, Chapters 2, 3 and 4, South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012

Timetables

LSE Teaching Timetables can be found on the Student Teaching Timetable webpage. Lectures and classes can take place any time between 9.00-19.00, Monday to Friday. 

Visit LSE Term Dates for term dates, public holidays and School closure dates.

Assessment Criteria/Programme Classification

If you are new to studying in the UK or would like more information on your programme classification, read the Scheme for a Taught Masters Degree: Programmes Comprising Courses to the Value of Five Units. You should also read the MRes/PhD Economics Programme Regulations.

Optional course for MRes Paper 3

Please may we bring your attention to Paper 3 of the first year of the MRes. You will see from the programme regulations that you have the option to take EC443 Econometrics from MRes students OR EC484 Econometric Analysis. It is a pre-requisite for EC484 that students must complete Introductory Course EC451.

EC484 - Students must have completed Introductory Course for MSc EME (EC451).

EC451 takes place prior to the start of Michaelmas Term, please contact econ.msc@lse.ac.uk for more information. If you're a continuing student please refer to the continuing student guidance.

When contacting our programmes team please include a small paragraph explaining why you wish to take EC484, in particular noting anything in your academic background which you think has prepared you to take this course. Please be aware there is no guarantee of you being accepted onto EC484.

Accommodation

Visit LSE Accommodation to discover more and to apply. You are advised to make an early application.

Finance

Offer holders should accept the offer of a place on the PhD, only if they already have sufficient funds in place to cover the cost of both the tuition fees and living expenses for the full length of their degree (2 years MRes and 4 years PhD).  Please be aware, the Department of Economics is unable to fund PhD students after they have started their degree. There may be other sources of funding at later stages of the PhD, for example, from teaching or research assistant positions, but these cannot be guaranteed nor can specific amounts (if any) be estimated at this stage.

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