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Economics Professor, James Fenske awarded the Wiley Prize in Economics

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Economics Professor, James Fenske awarded the Wiley Prize in Economics

The prize, sponsored by Wiley is worth £5,000 and is awarded annually for achievement in research by an outstanding early career economist.

Professor James Fenske was named by the British Academy and Wiley as the winner of this year’s prize for his academic excellence in the field of economic history, in particular the quantitative economic history of Africa.

Nominations can be for research in any field of economics or economic history, and are made by Heads of Department of Economics (or equivalent) in UK HE institutions.

I am absolutely delighted that James has won this prestigious prize. The British Academy recognises him as outstanding early career economist and he is indeed a huge asset to our Department and to the Economic History group in particular.
Professor Jeremy Smith, Head of the Department of Economics

Previous award winners include Dr Johannes Spinnewijn from the London School of Economics and Political Science (2015), Dr Vasco Carvalho from the University of Cambridge (2014) and Professor Phillip Kircher from the University of Edinburgh (2013).

Further details of the awards can be found on the British Academy website.