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[Economica and The LSE Economics Dept]

Lionel Robbins's Essay On
The Nature and Significance Of Economic Science -
75th Anniversary Conference
10 and 11 December 2007

The 75th Anniversary Conference Proceedings have now been published. You may download the publication in Adobe PDF format.

[photo: Lionel Robbins] Lord Lionel Robbins:
A BSc (Econ.) student from 1920-23, Lionel Robbins (1898-1984) joined the LSE staff in 1925.
He was appointed to the Chair in Political Economy in 1929, resigning it in 1961 to accept the chairmanship of the Financial Times. He was made a life peer in 1959, and he was Chairman of the School Governors from 1968-73.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of Lionel Robbins's Essay on the Nature and Significance of Economic Science. The Department of Economics at LSE and the editors of Economica have decided to mark this anniversary by a conference and a special issue of the journal. The purpose of this conference is both to renew the considerations of Robbins's theme and reflect on the current nature and significance of economic science as well as examine Robbins's own position from a historical perspective.
Abstracts, Papers and Presentations now available.
The conference will take place at LSE on the 10 and 11 December 2007.

PLACES ARE LIMITED so please register by downloading and completing the form below.

Registration Form

Registration Form available in MS Word format.

Please download and complete the form, and send to Leila Alberici, email:

London School of Economics
Houghton Street
London WC2A 2AE
United Kingdom

PLEASE NOTE: Information about hotels and accommodation including special LSE rates is included in the registration form.

Conference Programme

Final conference programme available in PDF format.

Abstracts, Papers and Presentations now available.

Further Information:

For further information about the conference please contact Leila Alberici, email: Tel: +44 (0)20 7955 6674.

For biographical information on Lord Robbins follow the links below:

Amos Witztum and Frank Cowell
Conference organizers