Tim Besley

London School of Economics and CEPR

Timothy Besley is Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics. He served on the Bank of England's Monetary Policy Committee between 2006 and 2009. He previously taught at Princeton University, and is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Fiscal Studies, and the Centre for Economic Policy Research. His work focuses mainly on issues in development economics, public economics and political economy. He has published widely on a variety of topics, mainly with a policy focus. He has been a Co-Editor of the American Economic Review, and Editor of the Economic Journal. He currently serves on the editorial boards of numerous other professional journals. His professional honours include being a Fellow of the British Academy, a Fellow of the Econometric Society and a Foreign Honourary Member of the American Economic Association and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2010, he served as President of the European Economic Association. In 2005, he won the prestigious biannual Yrjö Jahnsson Award for his research. He was educated at Oxford University (BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, 1st, M.Phil and a D.Phil in Economics) where he became a Prize Fellow of All Souls College.

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Articles by Tim Besley

12 February 2015, 5028 reads
28 January 2015, 21870 reads
31 January 2013, 34583 reads
27 August 2011, 16514 reads
25 February 2010, 18828 reads

Videos by Tim Besley

28 January 2015, 107 reads

Talks by Tim Besley

24 June 2011, 9313 reads
26 February 2010, 7851 reads

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