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The Suntory and Toyota International Centres for Economics and Related Disciplines (STICERD)

Theory Group

Programme Director: Balázs Szentes (LSE, Economics)

Co-Directors: Gilat Levy (LSE, Economics), Ronny Razin (LSE, Economics), Erik Eyster (LSE, Economics), Francesco Nava (LSE, Economics, in charge of the TE working paper series)
Research Associates: Leonardo Felli (LSE, Economics)   Amil Dasgupta (LSE, Finance), Maitreesh Ghatak (LSE, Economics), Olivier Gossner (LSE, Mathematics), Esther Hauk (Barcelona), John Hardman Moore (LSE, Economics), Philipp Kircher (LSE, Economics), Kristof Madarasz (LSE, Management), Thomas Mariotti (IDEI, Toulouse), Michele Piccione (LSE, Economics), Andrea Prat (LSE, Economics), Johannes Spinnewijn (LSE, Economics), Bernhard von Stengel (LSE, Mathematics)
Graduate Students: Zsofia BaranyMr John BarrdearPatrick Blanchenay, Mr Johannes BoehmPhilippe BrackeAnne Brockmeyer; Albert Brue-Perez; Mr Konrad BurchardiCan Celiktemur; Kara ContrearyFrancisco Costa; Thomas CunninghamOliver Denk,O; Miss Gabriela Bertol Domingues; Andy Feng; 'Mr Akifumi IshiharaSaif Khan ; Jacob King; Sebastian Kodritsch; Justin Kueh; Yu-Hsiang Lei; Iain Long; Miss Ana Mcdowall; Daniel Metzger; Ines Moreno-De-BarredaMelania Nica; Francesco Palazzo; Fabio PinnaSarah Sandford; Luca Savorelli; Matthew SkellernMiriam Sinn; Zhe Sun; Dimitri Szerman; Yokeeswaran, Venuga;  Eremina Ytsma; Jan Zapal; Min Zhang


The main activity of the Theory Group is the organisation and running of the Economic Theory Seminars which are held weekly during term-time. Researchers from around the world present papers in this internationally recognised series, which is open to all interested in areas of theoretical economics. Recent issues discussed have included political economy, mechanism design, behavioural economics and the theory of incomplete contracts.

Further information about The Economic Theory Seminars can be found on our Events and Seminars section.

The Theory Group runs a student seminar workshop/surgery in whcih students' work is presented and discussed with both fellow students and faculty.

The Theory Group also runs two reading groups:

1. A weekly student reading group that precedes the Economic Theory seminar and covers related papers. For details see,
2. A weekly, joint faculty and student, reading group (run by Francesco Nava). For details see,