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CAGE associate, Sonia Bhalotra, awarded fellowship of the International Economic Association (IEA)

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CAGE associate, Sonia Bhalotra, awarded fellowship of the International Economic Association (IEA)

CAGE is delighted to announce that Sonia Bhalotra (University of Warwick) has been awarded the title of IEA Fellow.

The IEA Fellow title is for life and is given in recognition of excellence in research and in research-driven contributions to popular writing, economics curriculum building and policy work. This honorific title is not just a recognition of pioneering research but is meant to stimulate younger economists around the world to do better research and influence professionalism in development policymaking. Candidates for the fellowship award are nominated by the IEA Council of member associations and the Executive Committee of the IEA. A nominating committee, chaired by Sir Timothy Besley, past President of the IEA, follows an arduous process of reviewing and selecting nominations and granting the awards.

Sonia Bhalotra has recently joined the University of Warwick as Professor of Economics and joins CAGE as an Associate. She has been recognised for excellence in research in the areas of child development, global health, gender and political economy of public service provision. Sonia’s research uses micro-data from across developing countries, early twentieth century data from America and the Scandinavian countries, and contemporary data for the UK and Europe.

Responding to the news of her award, Sonia said:

‘I am grateful for the recognition and hope that I will continue to merit the title over the years to come.’