A lecture series held in honour of Professor Tony Atkinson, Chair of STICERD from 1980-1988, Tooke Professor at LSE from 1980-92 and Centennial Professor from 2010-2017.
Many of our seminars and public events this year will continue as online seminars or as online and in person. Please check our website listings and Twitter feed @STICERD_LSE for updates.
Unless otherwise specified, current restrictions mean in-person seminars are only open to members of the LSE community (those with a valid LSE ID card).
Those unable to join the seminars in-person are welcome to participate via zoom.
Midlife morbidity and mortality in Europe and America: Why has the US left the herd?
After a century of nearly uninterrupted progress, all-cause mortality rates among white men and women in middle age stopped falling in the US, in the late 1990s, and began to rise. Professor Anne Case examines the reasons why. Listen to podcast...
Innovation, income inequality, and social mobility
In recent decades, there has been an accelerated increase in top income inequality, particularly in developed countries. In this lecture Philippe Aghion argues that innovation partly accounts for the surge in top income inequality and fosters social mobility. Listen to podcast...
Eliana La Ferrara (Universita Bocconi)
Anne C. Case (Woodrow Wilson School of Public & International Affairs, Princeton University)
Philippe Aghion (Harvard)
Roland Benabou (Princeton University) joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar