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LSE Department of Economics will be holding a live online event for prospective graduate students: Monday 20 November 2023 from 3.30pm to 4.30pm πŸ™‹ 🌞
Book your place to attend (link in bio).

The event will enable prospective students to find out more about the graduate study opportunities offered by the department, followed by the opportunity for attendees to submit their own questions.

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 25/10/2023

A wonderful evening learning from our brilliant LSE Department of Economics alumni who shared advice and insights from their career journeys to date. 🀩 πŸ‘

Upcoming careers events (register via CareerHub):

Intercultural communication: preparing for UK interviewing – Thu 26 October
Case study practice: get ready for your case interview – Thu 26 October
Women in leadership panel – Thu 8 November
Discover International Organisations Day – Sat 11 November


LSE Department of Economics and Economica would like to invite you to join 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics winner, Claudia Goldin for a public event: WHY WOMEN WON

πŸ—“οΈThursday 30 November 2023
πŸ•6.30pm to 8.00pm
πŸ“Sheikh Zayed Theatre LSE (and online)

Link in bio !

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 20/10/2023

Congratulations to our LSE100 Award winners ! 🀩 πŸ‘ πŸŽ‰

This award recognises the exemplary work that these students and their fellow group members produced during their LSE100 group research project.

Read more about our LSE100 Award winners on our website (link in bio).


Have you ever wondered what is was like studying Economics at LSE ? Eniola Ladapo tells us about her experience πŸ“ πŸ˜„ ✨


We're still reeling from this year's Graduation Ceremonies 😁! We caught up with some of our graduates last week to get their reactions and find out more about their next steps. Congratulations once again to all our .economics graduates!

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 25/07/2023

Congratulations to our 2023 graduates ! πŸŽ‰ πŸŽ“ πŸ‘


Here is Matthew (BSc Economics 2021) telling us about his experience studying at LSE Department of Economics. 🀩 🌟 ✍️

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 20/06/2023

You can watch the video of our event "Economics, Hayek, and Large Language Models" with Tyler Cowen.
Link in our bio.


Our next event with Tyler Cowen πŸ˜ƒ
Find out more about this event through the link in our bio !


Have you ever wondered what studying at LSE Department of Economics would be like? Sally (BSc EME 2022) lets us know about her experience and her favourite moments at LSE. ✍️ 🀩 πŸ“ˆ

Find more videos like this on our YouTube channel (link in our bio).


Join us for this lecture with historian and economist Claudia Goldin.

Wednesday 10 May 2023 from 6.30pm to 8.00pm.
In person : Sheikh Zayed Theatre, LSE or online (link in our bio).

Find out more about this event through the link in our bio.

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 11/04/2023

A little throwback: Naming of the Sir Arthur Lewis Building ✨ 🌷 🎈


The perfect timing for a sweet treat ! πŸ‡ 🐣 🍬


Join us for the book launch of Pranab Bardhan's latest book, A World of Insecurity: Democratic Disenchantment in Rich and Poor Countries.
Find out more about this event through the link in our bio πŸ˜„


FCDO Next Generation Economics 2023 competition

Calling all students who are interested in economics:

Write about the biggest economic challenges facing your generation between 22 February and 8 May 2023 to enter our Next Generation Economics Competition. You could win Β£500.

You must be at least 14 years old and studying at the secondary school level in the UK, or in a British international school. You do not need to have studied economics to take part.

Next Generation Economics is your chance to write about the biggest economic challenges facing your generation.

Find out more here:
Watch the YouTube video explaining the competition here:


You are invited to the Undergraduate Open Day on Wednesday 19 April! Visit LSE, find out more about our degree programmes and discover what it’s like to be a student at the School. This is also a great opportunity to ask any questions you might have about studying at .economics. Register and find out more by following the β€˜LSE Open Day’ link in our bio!


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We are looking for our next Student Content Creators. 🀳 πŸ“± 🀩
If you are interested please fill in the short form in our bio and we will get back to you as soon as possible .
*Please note that we are only accepting current students at LSE Department of Economics.

Good luck !


New Journal Issue alert 🚨
Find the link in our bio.


Congratulations to our Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, Tim Besley who was granted the Frontiers of Knowledge Award alongside Torsten Persson and Guido Tabellini for transforming political economy into a modern, empirical, interdisciplinary science.

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 08/03/2023

Happy International Women's Day 2023. 🌼 🀩

Here are a few members of our community Embracing Equity !


Happy Saturday from the Department of Economics 🌎 πŸ“ˆ 🀩


Use the link in our bio to listen to the pocast: Social Media's Influence on Politics & the Pandemic.


Why Do People Stay Poor?

People living in poverty remain poor not because they lack talent, motivation or ability; they’re stuck in a low-opportunity poverty trap.

Wednesday 01 March 2023
The Old Theatre, LSE
6.00pm to 7.30pm

Oriana Bandiera (LSE), Robin Burgess (LSE), Imran Matin (BRAC), Shameran Abed (BRAC) , Adnan Khan (LSE & FCDO) , Scott MacMillan (BRAC)
Chair: Susanna Mourato (LSE)

Register for the event through the link in our bio.

Photos from LSE Department of Economics's post 24/02/2023

Econ News πŸ“° 🌎

Words/terms with an asterisk (*) are clarified below:

UK slide : *PMI > Purchasing Managers' Index ( economic indicator representing the rate of expansion or contraction of a specific sector – such as manufacturing, services or construction).
*BoE > Bank of England (central bank of the United Kingdom).

GERMANY slide: *4Q > Fiscal quarter (October, November, and December (Q4)) .
*1Q > Fiscal quarter (January, February, March (Q1)).
*GDP > Gross Domestic Product (a measure of the size and health of a country’s economy over a period of time (usually one quarter or one year). It is also used to compare the size of different economies at a different point in time).

GLOBAL slide: *OECD: The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ( an intergovernmental organisation founded to stimulate economic progress and world trade).


In the second Beverage Report episode, Rida Samreen takes a deep dive into the Chinese economy and its global relations with Mr Sitao Xu, the Chief Economist at Deloitte China.

To listen to the podcast go on the link in our bio.


Paul Tucker presenting his book "Global Discord: Values and Power in a Fractured World Order."

Thanks to everyone who joined us πŸ˜„

We hope to see you at our next event.
Check the link in our bio for more information.


🚨 New Event Alert 🚨
Join the Department of Economics for this event about Martin Wolf's new book, "The Crisis of Democratic Capitalism."

Martin will be joined by Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge, Diane Coyle and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Jesse Norman MP.
This event will be chaired by School Professor of Economics and Political Science and Sir W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at LSE, Tim Besley.

Save the date: Wednesday 08 February 2023
This is a hybrid public event.

πŸ”— Find more information about this event in the link in our bio.


Happy New Year. We cannot wait to share the Department of Economics' 2023 journey with you ! πŸŽ‡ ✨ πŸŽ‰ 🀩

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