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Staff Biography

[Photo: Tom KIRCHMAIER] Professor Tom KIRCHMAIER
Visiting Senior Fellow - Community, Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7955 6854
Email: t.kirchmaier@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: 32L 2.11 F  

Expertise: Policing, Crime, Corporate Governance, Law and Econ - Understanding and optimising organisational efficiency using large firm/institutional datasets.


Tom is a Visiting Senior Fellow at the Centre focusing on understanding the various aspects of crime and policing, as well as on understanding organisations using data from the police. Other projects focus on exploiting large datasets from other organisations to help us understand it’s inner workings. Prior to the CEP, Tom was with the Financial Markets Group, and the Manchester Business School. Tom holds a PhD in Management from the LSE.


  • PhD, Institute of Management, London School of Economics
  • MSc, Institute of Management, London School of Economics
  • Dipl. Volkswirt, Universitaet Regensburg

Selected Publications:

CEP Publications

CEP Discussion Paper
Prices, Policing and Policy: The Dynamics of Crime Booms and Busts Tom Kirchmaier, Stephen Machin, Matteo Sandi and Robert Witt
March 2018
Paper No' CEPDP1535:
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JEL Classification: K42

Tags: metal crime; metal prices; commodity prices

CEP Discussion Paper
Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
March 2017
Paper No' CEPDP1473:
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JEL Classification: D23; M11

Tags: teamwork; face-to-face communication; distance; organisations

CentrePiece Article
In brief... Rapid response policing: the impact on crime detection Jordi Blanes i Vidal and Tom Kirchmaier
February 2016
Paper No' CEPCP467:
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CentrePiece 20 (3) Winter 2015/2016

JEL Classification: D29; K40

Tags: police; crime; organisational performance