The Public Economics Programme gathers a team of dynamic researchers conducting frontier work on inequality and public policies. Our areas of expertise are, among others, on the design of tax and transfer programs, the future of social insurance, the provision of public goods, the dynamics of gender inequality and the role of behavioural frictions for public policy.
The Programme regularly welcomes short- and long-term visitors to work with established faculty. The Programme, with its joint activities with UCL and the Institute for Fiscal Studies, as well as with the Paris School of Economics and the Institut des Politiques Publiques, is part of an active and internationally-renowned public economics research community in London and in Europe.
We also run a pre-doctoral research assistance programme, for promising young students who want to gain research experience and exposure before joining a doctoral programme. We gratefully acknowledge financial support from the ERC starting grants #679704 and #716485.
"The Public Economics programme is hiring!"
The Public Economics programme at STICERD, LSE (@landais_camille, Johannes Spinnewijn, @XJaravel and @danhreck) are hiring full-time research assistants for the 2021-2022 academic year. More info at LSE Jobs. Please apply by 14 April if you are interested! March 30, 2020
The changing distribution of wealth in the pre-crisis US and UK: the role of socio-economic factors
The USA and the UK experienced substantial increases in net wealth in the decade that preceded the financial crisis, largely driven by house-price booms in each country. Frank Cowell, Eleni Karagiannaki and Abigail McKnight examine the extent to which changes in households' socioeconomic characteristics explain changes in wealth holdings and wealth inequality. Read more...
Camille Landais (@landais_camille) is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, a director of the CEPR Public Economics Program, and director of the State Research Programme at the International Growth Centre. He is co-director of the Public Economics Programme at STICERD, and co-director of the Gender Equality programme hosted by STICERD and the Department of Economics, LSE. Read more...
Johannes Spinnewijn is Associate Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics, PhD Programme Director and EDP Coordinator (Department of Economics), and co-director of the Public Economics programme in STICERD. Read more...