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Tim Besley

Tim Besley

School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, and Teaching at SPP

Expertise: public economics, development economics, political economics


Biography

Professor Sir Tim Besley is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE. He is director of the Cohesive Capitalism programme at STICERD. He is also a member of the National Infrastructure Commission. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and British Academy and a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a past president of the Royal Economics Society. His main research interests are in political economy and development.

Tim Besley's current research interests are:

  • Public Economics
  • Development Economics
  • Political Economics

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