Pissarides studied economics at the University of Essex and was awarded a London University scholarship to continue his studies at a post-graduate level. He attended the LSE, achieving his Ph.D. in economics in 1973.
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An internationally renowned economist, Sir Christopher Pissarides is currently Professor of Economics and Political Science at LSE. In 2010, he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Economics along with his colleagues Peter A. Diamond and Dale Mortensen in recognition of their work in the theory of search friction and macroeconomics.
Pissarides work tends to focus on his specialisms; these include labour-market theory, labour-market policy, the economic impacts of unemployment and factors concerning growth and structural changes. During his career, he has produced numerous influential articles and books and has served as editor for many more. Equilibrium Unemployment Theory is his best known book and its reputation among economists is demonstrated by the fact it is now in its second edition. Pissarides has held editorial positions with several globally significant economic journals, including the Economic Journal, Economica, AEJ Macroeconomics and the Review of Middle East Economics and Finance (BEP).
An articulate and inspirational professor, Pissarides has taught at several universities, including LSE, the University of Cyprus and the University of Southampton. He held the prestigious Norman Sosnow Chair in Economics at LSE for six years between 2006 and 2012. In addition to his current role at LSE, he is also a visiting lecturer, inspiring some of the worlds most promising future economists at establishments such as Yale and Harvard.
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