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The LSE SU Economics Society is one of the largest and most influential student societies at LSE, with just under 1000 members, representing nearly every background, degree and year of study. We are the only society at LSE which is officially supported by the LSE’s Economics Department, consistently rated as one of the best economics departments in the world, and last year we held over 40 events for our members.


Economics at university, especially for new students, can often seem too distant from the real world, with its focus on abstract models and mathematics. In essence, our job is to bring the real world back to students of Economics at LSE, and to cultivate a love of the subject that goes beyond simply scoring well in exams. We do this in several ways, all of which have separate sections on this website in case you would like to find out more:


  • Our weekly Sen Club sessions, which give members the opportunity to explore Economics beyond the confines of the course, through small discussion groups with prominent academics. These intimate sessions are very well attended, and in the past year we have hosted speakers such as the Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen and the prominent author and professor Jeffrey Sachs
  • Our annual Economics Conference, ran in conjunction with the Economists’ Society at UCL, which this year attracted engaging speakers such as Tim Harford
  • Our special events for LSE students, which have covered a wide range of events from a lecture on ‘Have people had enough of experts’ by Professor Charlie Bean (former Deputy Governor of the Bank of England), to sessions on exam tips and course choices for first year students
  • Our biannual magazine, Rationale, which has a broad readership amongst staff and students at LSE, and showcases some of the best articles and opinion pieces of students
  • Our corporate relations team, which makes us the society at LSE which is most naturally suited to help those who want careers in a wide variety of fields such as Academia, Public Policy, Market Research, Economic Journalism and working in Think Tanks. We also hold events to help people who are considering further studies in economics
  • Our student-led research group, which conducts an entire undergraduate research project by itself. We also have a partnership with the LSE Growth Commission, which has allowed some of our members to help write for and research with the influential group
  • Our influence outside of LSE, including strong links with the Marshall Society at Cambridge University and the Economists’ Society at UCL. We also run an annual essay competition for sixth form students
  • And finally our busy social calendar, which makes us an essential part of the experience of any new LSE student, and many in the later years of their degree.


In addition, we have some new initiatives which we are hoping to try out next academic year, so keep your eye on the website for when we formally announce them!


On behalf of the entire committee, I would like to thank you for visiting our website, and I hope you’ll be able to get involved in our society. Please don’t hesitate to visit the ‘contact us’ section if the website if you have any questions


Tom Glinnan, President


Engage with Economics Experts

Engage with Economics Experts

Get involved in our prestigious speaker events and gain first hand economic insights.

Student-lead Research

Student-lead Research

Engage in student-led economic research such as the Socioeconomic Diversity at LSE Study and receive expert guidance from Economics experts from the LSE.

Networking and Socialising Opportunities

Networking and Socialising Opportunities

Expand your network through our series of fun packed social events


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