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Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, Laure B. De Preux and Ulrich J. Wagner have received the 2015 Erik Kempe Award for their paper 'Industry Compensation Under Relocation Risk: A Firm-Level Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme', American Economic Review, 104 (8), 2482-2508, 2014.
The European Association of Environmental and Resource Economics (EAERE) announced the award on June 29, 2015
For details see
'Industry Compensation Under Relocation Risk: A Firm-Level Analysis of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme', Ralf Martin, Mirabelle Muuls, Ulrich J. Wagner, Laure B. de Preux,
CEP Discussion Paper No.1150, June 2012
Laure B. De Preux webpage
Ralf Martin webpage
Mirabelle Muuls webpage
Ulrich J. Wagner webpage
Productivity and Innovation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy live interview, commenting on the dramatic developments on Greece and the Eurozone crisis.
This interview was broadcast by Sky News on June 29, 2015
Link to interview here [Starts at 9.40am]
Dennis Novy webpage
Globalisation Programme webpage
Dennis Novy CEP publications webpage
Christopher Pissarides interviewed about closure of Greek banks.
The interview was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 News on June 29, 2015
[No link available]
Christopher Pissarides webpage
Macro Programme webpage
Monday 6th July 4.30-6pm,
followed by an informal reception32L
1.04 1st Floor Conference Room, 32 Lincoln's Inn Fields WC2A 3PHChair:
David Robinson, Changing London;
Tony Travers, LSE LondonSummary:CASE
are delighted to invite you to the launch of a new book
a rough guide for the next Mayor,
which captures the radical but practical ideas of the people of London with a
pioneering and collaborative approach to politics.
Author David Robinson will present and discuss the main themes that came out
of hundreds of suggestions from Londoners on how their city should look, plus
experiences learnt from cities around the world. Tony Travers will respond to
the proposals and speak about the coming mayoral election.
The book brings together these ideas under five big visions for London:
Ideas range from play streets to plotting sheds, London Sundays to a Have-a-Go
Festival, a permanent Fair Pay Commission, a Children’s Trust Fund and a
cultural guarantee for every child, citizens budgets, a Mayor’s Share in the
biggest businesses and the April Vote – an annual London referendum.
What would the city look like if we determined to make it the best place on
earth to raise a child? Or if it was a friendly city, where neighbourhoods
thrived and everybody mattered?
How could we build a fair city where lavish wealth
abject poverty and both have been much reduced? Or maybe a healthy
city, that did no harm and tackled sickness at source?
to lead it all, how should we revitalise and retool a
democracy which saw only 38% vote in
the last mayoral election.
event is free but booking is essential. Please RSVP to
email@example.com. Places are limited so please reply as
soon as possible. For more information contact Cheryl Conner at LSE (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are not able to attend but would like more details of the book please let
book can be
ordered direct from the publishers: the paperback is £9.99 including free
P&P; and the ebook is £4.50.
Professor Tim Besley is to become the inaugural Sir William Arthur Lewis
Professor of Development Economics at the London School of Economics and
Political Science (LSE).
The William Arthur Lewis Chair, created by LSE to mark the centenary of the
Nobel Prize winner’s birth, was formally announced at LSE’s Sir Arthur Lewis
Centenary Event on "Understanding Economic Development" on Monday 22 June.
Professor Stuart Corbridge, Deputy Director and Provost of LSE, said: “LSE is
proud today to be honouring two pioneering economists, one born 100 years ago
this year, the other still providing expertise to policymakers today. William
Arthur Lewis was a leader in the field of development economics and LSE is
delighted to honour him with the creation of the named professorship. With his
expertise in the same field, and long history with the School, Professor Timothy
Besley is the perfect recipient of this inaugural professorship.”
Professor Tim Besley said: “I am delighted to be named as the first Sir William
Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics. I shall do my best to carry
forward his legacy at the school by engaging with the issues brought to the fore
in his pioneering research on economic development.”
Professor Tim Besley has been at the LSE for 20 years and a School Professor of
Economics and Political Science since 2012. An external member of the Bank of
England Monetary Policy Committee from September 2006 to August 2009, he is a
Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, and the European
Economic Association, as well as a foreign honorary member of the American
Economic Association and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Professor
Besley was also named 2005 winner of the Yrjö Jahnsson Award of the European
Economics Association, which is granted every other year to an economist aged
under 45 who has made a significant contribution to economics in Europe.
Sir Arthur Lewis (1915-1991) was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics in 1979
for “pioneering research into economic development research with particular
consideration of the problems of developing countries. A student at LSE from
1934-37 and a member of staff from 1938-48, making him the UK’s first black
professor, he also served in the Civil Service during the war, first as a
Principal in the Board of Trade and then in the Colonial Office. Read
more about the Nobel Prize winner, “one of our best teachers”, at LSE
edition of the LSE Research Festival, now under the auspices of the School's
Institute of Public Affairs|, offers a series of exciting public engagement events. The event
has grown into a multi-event celebration of social science research
and it is a key feature of the LSE calendar.
out more about the festival and the programme of events go to