Christopher Pissarides is School Professor of Economics and Political Science at the London School of Economics. He was educated at the University of Essex and the LSE, and he spent the bulk of his career at the LSE. He had long visits in the US Universities of Harvard, Princeton and California at Berkeley and currently spends part of his time at the University of Cyprus, where he has the title of Laiki Professor of Political Economy. Pissarides is the 2010 Nobel laureate for Economic Sciences, awarded jointly with Peter Diamond and Dale Mortensen for their work on markets with friction. He specialises in the economics of labour markets, macroeconomic policy, growth and structural change, especially as they relate to employment issues.