British Academy elects IGC Director Robin Burgess

IGC Director Robin Burgess has been elected Fellow of the prestigious British Academy, the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences.

In recognition of his outstanding research,  LSE Economics Professor Robin Burgess is among 66 new distinguished scholars elected to join the 1000-strong British Academy Fellowship.

Burgess, who is also a member of STICERD, said: “Never has the process of linking economic research with public policy been more necessary in the interconnected world we inhabit. I look forward to working with the British Academy in this exciting endeavour.”

Never has the process of linking economic research with public policy been more necessary in the interconnected world we inhabit. I look forward to working with the British Academy in this exciting endeavour.

Four other LSE professors were elected to the academy, including Emily Jackson (Law), Judy Wacjman (Sociology), and Michael Power (Accounting). In addition to the UK Fellows, the British Academy elected 20 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities in the US, Australia, Spain and Germany as well as four Honorary Fellows.

The full list of 2016 Fellows is available via the British Academy website.