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CAGE Associate appointed as Fellow

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CAGE Associate appointed as Fellow

Academy of Social Sciences chooses Warwick economist

Mark HarrisonThe Academy of Social Sciences has announced that Professor Mark Harrison, a CAGE Associate, has been appointed as a Fellow. Mark is a Professor of Economics at the University of Warwick and is a leading scholar on the economic history of modern Russia, the comparative economics of the two World Wars, and the historical economics of violence and rule-breaking behaviour.

This national academy is the leading institute for social sciences in the UK and is made up of preeminent academics, learned societies and practitioners, all of whom help promote social science for public benefit in the UK.

The announcement is part of the news that 73 leading academics have been given fellowships. Drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences, fellow have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit. This includes substantial contributions and leadership in various fields, including higher education, social, economic and environmental policy, government, law, charitable foundations and think tanks.

In light of this news Mark Harrison said, "It's an honour for me to join the Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences. I owe thanks to Warwick's Department of Economics, and to CAGE, which have supported my research over many years. The Academy exists to promote social science and help scholars and practitioners share knowledge and work with each other for better policies and improved well-being. I hope to be part of this. My own work, which focuses on communism and conflict, suggests many wider lessons for what governments should do and not do."

See a full list of new FellowsLink opens in a new window.

The Economics department also features Mark and his work and his influential role in the formation of CAGE. Read it here.