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James Fenske awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics

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James Fenske awarded Philip Leverhulme Prize in Economics

James Fenske, CAGE research associate and Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick, 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 of £100,000 are given to exceptional researchers in selected subject areas. 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"

Highlights of James work with CAGE:

Pre-colonial warfare and long-run development in India

The Green Revolution and Infant Mortality in India

Linguistic Distance and Market Integration in India