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Department of Economics 
London School of Economics and Political Science
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE


Tel: +44 (0) 20 7955 7542/6426
Fax: +44 (0) 20 7831 4626
Email: Econ.Office@lse.ac.uk


Information Office (32L.1.01) Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday 10:00-17:00

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32 Lincoln's Inn Fields
London WC2A 3PH


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Welcome to the Department of Economics at the LSE, one of the largest economics departments in the world. We are a leading research department, ensuring all mainstream areas of economics are strongly represented in research and teaching. For more information see About Us.


Economica Journal

The next issue of Economica (Number 83, Issue 331 for July 2016) is out now .



Undergraduate Open Day

Thursday 7 July 2016

The day has been designed to ensure that you can obtain all the information you need to make a well-informed choice about university.

More information and registration

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Summer Term 2016 - Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics Public Lectures:

Wednesday 11 May 2016 "The Rise and Fall of American Growth" by Professor Robert J Gordon Northwestern University  recordings  //  more>>

UPCOMING Thursday 30 June 2016   "The Hidden Wealth of Nations" by Dr Gabriel Zucman (pictured), UC Berkeley  more>>

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Economica Lectures:

Thursday 12 May 2016
2016 Economica-Coase Lecture: "Taxes, Targets, and the Social Cost of Carbon"  by Professor Robert Pindyck (pictured),  MIT  recordings  //  slides  //  more>>

Thursday 28 April 2016
2016 Economica-Phillips Lecture: "Understanding the Stagnation of Modern Economies"  by Professor Robert Hall, Standford University   recordings //  more>> 

                     Selected Faculty Publications  more>>
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Galasso, Alberto and Schankerman, Mark (2015) Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts. Quarterly Journal of Economics, 130 (1), pp. 317-369.
Journal of European Economic Association

Spinnewijn, Johannes (2015) Unemployed But Optimistic: Optimal
Insurance Design With Biased Beliefs. Journal of the European Economic Association, 13 (1), pp. 130-167.             


Ahlfeldt, Gabriel M., Redding, Stephen J., Sturm, Daniel M. and Wolf, Nikolaus (2015) The Economics of Density: Evidence from the Berlin Wall. Econometrica, 83 (6), pp. 2127-2189.

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Every year, we present our PhD students that are going in to the Job Market. Please go to PhD Job Market Candidates to find out more about their research and skills.
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Congratulations to our PhD students successfully placed last year. We wish you all good luck in your careers! See the lists of Job Market Candidates from previous years.
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