Christopher Pissarides

Regius Professor of Economics, LSE

Christopher Pissarides is the Regius Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He specialises in the economics of unemployment, labour-market theory, labour-market policy and more recently he has written about growth and structural change. He has written extensively in professional journals and his book Equilibrium Unemployment Theory (MIT Press) is a standard reference in the economics of unemployment.

He has served as Head of the Economics Department at the LSE, and he is an elected Fellow of the British Academy, the Econometric Society, the European Economic Association and the Society of Labor Economists. He has served on the European Employment Task Force (2003) and he has been a Consultant on employment policy and other labour issues for the World Bank, the European Commission, the Bank of England and the OECD. He was awarded the 2010 Nobel Prize in Economics, jointly with Dale Mortensen of Northwestern University and Peter Diamond of MIT, for his work in the economics of markets with frictions.

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