Influential faculty and cutting-edge research

The Economics group at London Business School has particular strengths in academic research and in applying it to problems relevant to businesses and governments.

Our faculty regularly advise a range of national and international government agencies and corporations, and publishes in leading international research journals.

Our teaching and research focuses on:

  • economic theory
  • industrial economics
  • strategic business behaviour
  • the global macroeconomy
  • economic integration in Europe.

The Economics subject area is chaired by Professor David P. Myat.

Economics Seminars

The Economics subject area holds weekly seminars.  Please see below for this year's schedule.

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Autumn 2014

 Date  Time  Speaker  Room  Paper
24 Sept 1115
David Huffman (University of Oxford) LT2 The Complementarityof Trust and Institutions for Economic Outcomes 
02 Oct 1115
Emir Kamenica (The Univ of Chicago, Booth School of Business LT2 Competition in Persuasion 
07 Oct 1115
Hyun Shin (Bank of International Settlements) SG06  Breaking the Triple Coincidence in International Finance
08 Oct 1115
Fabian Lipinsky (Intrnational Monetary Fund) LT2 Systemic Risk and Macroeconomic Fluctuations 
23 Oct 1115
Jean Tirole (Toulouse School of Economics) LT2 From Bottom of the Barrel to Cream of the Crop: Sequential Screening with Positive Selection
05 Nov 1115
Michael McMahon (Warwick University) LT5  Transparency and Deliberation within the FOMC: a Computational Linguistics Approach
12 Nov 1115
Loukas Karabarbounis (The Univ of Chicago, Booth School of Business LT3   
19 Nov 1115
Jose Victor Rios Rull (University of Minnesota) LT3   
26 Nov 1115
Andrew Ellis (London School of Economics)  LT1  
03 Dec1115
Yuliy Sannikov (Princeton University)  LT4  


Previous Seminars

Date Time Speaker Room Paper
05 Mar 1115
Benoit Mojon (Banque de France) LT5 Credit Risk in the Euro Area
12 Mar 1115
Galine Hale (San Francisco Federal Reserve) LT5  Do Banks Propagate Debt Market Shocks?
19 Mar 1115
Yuriy Gorodnichenko (Berkeley) LT5  Does Greater Inequality Lead to More Household Borrowing? New Evidence from Household Data 
26 Mar 1115
Marina Halac (Columbia University) LT1 Contests for Experimentation
02 Apr  1115
Giancarlo Corsetti (Univ of Cambridge) LT5 International Competitiveness and Stabilization Policy
09 Apr  1115
23 Apr 1115
Luis Rayo (LSE) LT5  Relational Knowledge Transfers
30 Apr  1115
Collin Raymond (Oxford University)  LT5  A Behavioral Analysis of Stochastic Reference Dependence
07 May  1115
Pierre Yared (Columbia Univesity) LT3 Optimal Government Debt Maturity - Preliminary and Incomplete 
07 May  1700
Mark Gertler (NYU) LT4 Banking, Liquidity and Bank Runs in an Infinite Horizon Economy
14 May 1115
Guillermo L. Ordonez (Univ of Pennsylvania)  LT5  Banks as Secret Keepers 
21 May  1115
Ennio Stacchetti (NYU) LT5  One-Sided Uncertainty and Delay in Reputational Bargaining
28 May 1115
04 Jun  1115
10 Jun  1115
Harald Hau (Univ of Geneva) LT4  Asset Allocation and Monetary Policy:Evidence from the Eurozone 
18 Jun 1115
Ricardo Reis (Columbia University)  TBC Inflating Away the Public Debt? An Empirical Assessment


Autumn 2013

 Date  Time  Speaker  Room  Paper

25 Sept 

1115 1245

Gauti Eggertsson (Brown)

 Fairbairn Can Structural Reforms Help Europe?
02 Oct 1330 1500 Roger Farmer (UCLA)  LT2 The Inefficient Markets Hypothesis: Why Financial Markets Do Not Work Well in the Real World
09 Oct 1115 1230 Ed Hopkins (Edinburgh University)  LT2 Inequality and Risk-Taking Behaviour
17 Oct 1115 1245 Eric Van Wincoop (University of Virginia)  LT4  The Great Recession: A Self-Fulfilling Global Panic
23 Oct 1115 1230 Antoine Loeper (U. Carlos III de Madrid)  LT2 Dynamic Collective Choice with Endogenous Status Quo
30 Oct 1115 1245 NO SEMINAR  
06 Nov 1115 1230 Efe Ok (New York University)  LT3 Decision-Making under Subjective Risk: Toward a General Theory of Pessimism
13 Nov 1115 1230 Ilan Kremer (Warwick University)  LT2 The Optimal Design of Insurance Schemes for Preventing Liquidity Runs 
20 Nov 1115 1230 Balazs Szentes (London School of Economics)  LT3 A Biological Theory of Social Discounting
27 Nov 1115 1230 Emmanuel Farhi (Harvard Uiversity)  LT2 A Theory of Macroprudential Policies in the Presence of Nominal Rigidities
04 Dec 1115 1245 Fabio Canova (European University Institute)  LT2 Spillover of Fiscal Shocks in the Euro Area 

Spring / Summer 2013



 Speaker    Room  Paper
13 Mar 1115
Botond Koszegi (CEU and Berkeley) WLT The Market for Deceptive Products
10 Apr 1115
17 Apr 1115
Nick Bloom (Stanford) LT4 Really Uncertain Business Cycles
24 Apr 1115
Michael W. Klein (Tufts) LT10 Rounding the Corners of the Policy Trilemma
30 Apr


Enrico Perotti (University of Amsterdam)  LT2 Shadow Banking
01 May 1115
Alp Simsek (Harvard) LT4 A Welfare Criterion for Models with Distorted Beliefs
08 May 1115
Jordi Gali (CREI) LT6 Understanding the Gains from Wage Flexibility: The Exchange Rate Connection 
15 May 1115
Tayfun Sonmez (Boston College) LT4 The Demise of Walk Zones in Boston: Priorities vs. Precedence in School Choice
22 May 1115
29 May 1115
Chris House (University of Michigan) LT4 A Quantitative Model of Toxic Assets and Unconventional Monetary Policy 
05 Jun 1115
Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE) LT4 Heterogeneity, Demand for Insurance and Adverse Selection
12 Jun 1115
Yusufcan Masatlioglu (University of Michigan) LT4 A Canonical Model of Choice with Initial Endowments
19 Jun 1115
Ariel Rubinstein (Tel Aviv University and NYU) LT4 A Model of Persuasion with Boundedly Rational Agents

Autumn 2012



Speaker Room Paper
03 Oct


Suehyun Kwon (UCL) LT3

Dynamic Moral Hazard with Persistent States

10 Oct 1400-1530 Jose Luis Peydro (UPF) LT2 Hazardous Times for Monetary Policy: What do 23 Million Loans Say About the Impact of Monetary Policy on Credit Risk-Taking?
17 Oct 1115-1230 Aytek Erdil (Cambridge) LT2 Prioritizing Diversity in School Choice
25 Oct 1115-1245 Alberto Alesina (Harvard) LT9 The Output Effect of Fiscal Consolidations
30 Oct 1115-1245

J Voth (UPF & CREI)

LT2 How the West 'Invented' Fertility Restriction
07 Nov 1115-1230 Nico Voigtlaender (UCLA) LT4 Imported Inputs, Quality Complementarity, and Skill Demand
14 Nov 1115-1230 Sang Mok Lee (U Penn) LT4 Incentive Compatibility of Large Centralized Matching Markets
21 Nov 1115-1230 Ralph Winter (UBC) LT3 Exclusionary Contracts
28 Nov 1115-1245 Karel Mertens (Cornell) LT3 A Reconciliation of SVAR and Narrative Estimates of Tax Multipliers
05 Dec 1115-1245 TBC LT1
12 Dec 1115-1245 Xavier Ragot (Paris School of Economics) LT5 Precautionary Saving over the Business Cycle


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