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About this Fellow

Economic policy; economic history; political economics; East Asia; China

Website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/economics/people/faculty/tim-besley

Appointments

Current post

  • School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics; Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford

Past Appointments

  • Prize Fellow, All Souls College University of Oxford, 1984 - 1989
  • Assistant Professor of Economics, Princeton, 1989 - 1995
  • School Professor of Economics and Political Science & W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1995 - 2015
  • Professor of Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 1995
  • School Professor of Economics and Political Science and W Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science University of London, 2015
  • Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford, 2016

British Academy Appointments

  • Member of Council, 2009 - 2012

Publications

Principled Agents? The Political Economy of Good Government 2006

Pillars of Prosperity: The Political Economics of Development Clusters (with Torsten Persson) 2011

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