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Jan 12 2011

Prof. Christopher A Pissarides

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2010 Joint Nobel Prize Winner for Economics

Christopher A Pissarides speakerProf. Christopher Pissarides was jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Economics in 2010, for his contributions to the theory of search frictions and macroeconomics. The first Nobel winner with Cypriot citizenship, he is Professor of Economics at the London School of Economics and holder of the Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics. He has served on the European Employment Task Force and 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.

“His book ‘Equilibrium Unemployment Theory’ is a standard reference in the economics of unemployment”


In detail

Prof. Pissarides served as Vice President of the European Economic Association in 2009, becoming President Elect in 2010 and President in 2011. He has served as Head of the Economics Department at 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 is also a member of Council of the European Economic Association and the Econometric Society. He is the chairman of the Economica board, and a member of other editorial boards. He is also a Non-National Senior Associate, Forum for Economic Research in the Arab Countries, Iran and Turkey and a former member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Cyprus (2000-2007).


What he offers you

Prof. Pissarides provides specialist analysis of the economics of unemployment, labour-market theory, labour-market policy and growth and structural change. Through his work as a research fellow of the Centre of Economic Performance at the LSE, of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (London), and of the Institute for the Study of Labour (IZA, Bonn), he explains the importance of structural change and economic performance as indicators of the strategies required to stimulte economic growth.


How he presents

One of the pioneers of matching theory approach to unemployment theory and a distinguished speaker, Prof. Pissarides’ explanations are clear, informative and expertly delivered, making him one of the most sought-after Nobel Laureats.



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Topics

Macroeconomics of Labour Markets

Structural Change

Economic Growth Indicators

Comparative Economic Performance

The Economics of Unemployment

Wage Inequality

Labour Market Policy



Publications

2009
Labour Market Adjustment: Microeconomic Foundations of Short-run Neoclassical and Keynesian Dynamics

1990
Equilibrium Unemployment Theory (now in its second edition)

1985
Short-Run Equilibrium Dynamics of Unemployment, Vacancies and Real Wages

1976
Labour Market Adjustment

He has written extensively in professional journals.

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