Tim Besley, London School of Economics Joins GCER Distinguished Visitor Series

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Tim Besley

The Georgetown Center for Economic Research is pleased to announce that Tim Besley of the London School of Economics (LSE) will visit the Economics Department as one of this year’s GCER Distinguished Visitors. Timothy Besley is School Professor of Economics and Political Science and the W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics at the LSE. From September 2006 to August 2009, he served as an external member of the Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee. Since 2015, he served as a member of the UK’s National Infrastructure Commission. He is also the Gluskin Granovsky Fellow in the Institutions, Organizations and Growth Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR).

Professor Besley was educated at Oxford University where he became a prize fellow of All Souls College. He subsequently taught at Princeton before being appointed Professor at the London School of Economics in 1995. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society, the British Academy, and the European Economic Association. He is also a foreign honorary member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is the current President of the International Economic Association and served as the President of the European Economic Association in 2010. In 2018, he will serve as the President of the Econometric Society. His research is focused in the areas of Development Economics, Public Economics, and Political Economy.

Professor Besley will visit the Department of Economics at Georgetown University from November 6 – 10, 2017.