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Professor James Fenske wins a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics

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Professor James Fenske wins a prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics

We are pleased to announce that Professor James Fenske of the Department of Economics has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize 2019.

The Philip Leverhulme Prizes recognise the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising.

Each year, up to thirty awards are given to exceptional researchers in subject areas of archaeology, chemistry, economics, engineering, geography, and languages and literature with each of them receiving £100,000 which can be used over two or three years to advance their research.

Professor James Fenske was awarded the prize for recognition of his work in Economic History and Development Economics and plans to use the prize money to continue his research into these two fields.

Head of Department, Jeremy Smith, said

"We are extremely delighted by the news of James’ success in winning the Philip Leverhulme Prize for Economics. This award not only highlights the excellence of his work, but will enable him to collate data on the development of India’s economy and society over the past 150 years, to better understand the economic development in this region"

We congratulate James on this achievement.

Further details of James Fenske's research can be found here.