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Nicholas Crafts elected as a Fellow of the Economic History Association

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Nicholas Crafts elected as a Fellow of the Economic History Association

Professor Nicholas Crafts, Senior Research Fellow and former Director of CAGE, has been elected as a Fellow of the Economic History Association (EHA).

Each year, the EHA committee honours outstanding scholarship in the field of Economic History by electing up to two Fellows. Fellows must have published contributions to economic history that are markedly original and must have significantly advanced the frontiers of knowledge.

Nick’s research focuses on the historical experience of economic growth. He is the author of Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back: British Economic Growth from the Industrial Revolution to the Financial Crisis (2018). Nick often draws lessons from economic history to understand modern economic challenges such as the financial crisis, the UK’s productivity puzzle and Brexit. In a recent keynote speech at the Bank of England, he analysed the emergence of General Purpose Technologies (GPTs) during the Industrial Revolution in order to assess the potential impact of Artificial Intelligence on future productivity in the UK.

In becoming a Fellow of the EHA, Nick joins a select group of eminent economic historians from across the world.