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Nicholas Crafts announced President-elect of the Royal Economic Society

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Nicholas Crafts announced President-elect of the Royal Economic Society

Nicholas Crafts, CAGE Senior Research Fellow and former Director, has been announced as President Elect of the Royal Economic Society. He will serve on the society’s executive committee as President Elect from autumn this year and will take up his position as President in 2022. Nicholas will follow a long line of eminent economists such as Sir Tim Besley, Professor Dame Rachel Griffith, Sir James Mirrlees and John Maynard Keynes.

Established in 1890, the Royal Economic Society is one of the oldest economic societies in the world. It has over 4000 members worldwide.

Nicholas Crafts is Emeritus Professor at the University of Warwick and Professor of Economic History at the University of Sussex. His work on the British industrial revolution offered a new interpretation of Britain’s economic growth and his research continues to bring new insights from the historical experience of economic growth to economic development today. Nick Crafts is the author of Forging Ahead, Falling Behind and Fighting Back: British Economic Growth from the Industrial Revolution to the Financial Crisis (2018)