Grace Lordan

Welcome to my Website! I am an associate professor at the London School of Economics. You can find me in the Old Building in M 2.26 Houghton Street, London.


All of my research is inter-related, but it falls under three main categories in economics:
Labor , Health and Behavioural. Specifically, this research has two over-arching themes: 1) explaining differences in life course outcomes by gender and ethnicity and 2) considering factors that have a significant impact on having a successful life. Or in other words I worry a lot that we live in a world with a very uneven playing field when it comes to doing well in life. This cartoon nicely sums up what I think about most often. It also does a good job of explaining why most research that establishes a correlation between poverty and some bad outcome is not very helpful when it comes to policy.

At the LSE I enjoy teaching on two courses. If you are thinking about doing a full time masters at the LSE you may like to consider studying Applied Health Econometrics. This course teaches students how to apply econometrics to health policy and is available as an outside option to students on all masters programs at the LSE who have the appropriate background. If you are a professional who may be interested in the Health Economics Policy and Management Program. This is a masters that is taken by individuals with high academic achievement who have five years or more professional experience. I teach an option on this program called the Economics of Health and Wellbeing.

From 2016 I will teach a short course in August at the LSE on Health Econometrics. If your interested you can apply here for a place.

I am affiliated with LSE Health, CEP at the LSE, IZA and HEDG. At the LSE I am a member of the Academic Planning and Resources Committee. Outside of the LSE I am a member of the Royal Economics Society Women’s Committee. When I am not at work I am mostly hanging out with my favourite girl, travelling, reading, or doing research.

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