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Economics

The largest academic society, and the only society supported by the Economics Department. We provide weekly talks, a research program, annual symposium, policy competition, social events... and more!

About us

As the largest academic society at the LSE with over 800 members, we are the primary social and educational hub for both undergraduate and graduate students across a wide variety of disciplines. We are also the only society officially supported by the world-leading LSE Economics Department, allowing us unparalleled resources to support and inspire our students.

For many LSE students, the Economics Society is one of the first societies they join. Many students attend our weekly speaker series, Sen Club, engaging with renowned economists on a weekly basis. For the past two years, our list of speakers included Amartya Sen, Gregory Mankiw, Eric Maskin, Paul Milgröm, Silvana Tenreyro and Oriana Bandiera. Students can also produce and publish original research on Rationale, attend our flagship Economics Symposium, compete in our Economic Policy Competition, produce our Podcast and join various socials.

If you would like more information about how to get involved in the Economics Society, or have any other questions, please get in touch through Facebook, Instagram or email us at economics@lsesu.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Membership

We offer a standard membership.

Only members can

  • Attend events, socials, and career events
  • Join our subcommittees and research groups
  • Be registered on the society mailing list, which is our official communication channel
  • Receive members-only discounts on event tickets
  • Nominate themselves and vote for executive committee positions later in the academic year.

Events and Activities

  • Sen Club: a weekly seminar series with prominent economists
  • Economics Symposium: talks and panels featuring notable economists from around the world
  • Undergraduate research groups
  • Undergraduate research incubators, to help students develop research skills
  • Regular career seminars
  • Economic Policy Competition, with students from LSE and other universities
  • Regular socials, from pub crawls to indoor ping pong!

...and more!