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Staff Biography

Research Economist - Community, Labour Markets
Tel:  020 7955 6854
Email: t.kirchmaier@lse.ac.uk
Room/Desk: LSE  

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


Tom is a Research Economist 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:

  • Is Distance Dead? Face-to-Face Communication and Productivity in Teams
    Diego Battiston, Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Tom Kirchmaier, March 2017
    Paper No' CEPDP1473: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • In brief... Rapid response policing: the impact on crime detection
    Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Tom Kirchmaier, February 2016
    Paper No' CEPCP467: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)

  • The Effect of Police Response Time on Crime Detection
    Jordi Blanes i Vidal, Tom Kirchmaier, October 2015
    Paper No' CEPDP1376: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)