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Peter Hammond Elected to British Academy

Professor Peter Hammond, from the Department of Economics has been elected as a Fellow to the British Academy, the UK’s national academy for humanities and social sciences. Only a handful of exceptional UK-based scholars are selected to receive the distinction each year.

Peter joined the University in 2007 as Marie Curie Professor of Economic Theory after a long career at Stanford University in California. In addition to teaching economic theory to students, he is currently working on an EU-funded project entitled 'Adapting to the Entirely Unpredictable, and Other Aspects of Dynamic Behaviour: Beyond the von Neumann Standard Paradigm in Games and Economics'.

As well as numerous scientific papers, Peter has co-edited 'The Handbook of Utility Theory' and co-authored 'Essential Mathematics for Economic Analysis' for undergraduate students and 'Further Mathematics for Economic Analysis' for postgraduate students.

On joining the Fellowship, Peter said: "I am happy to share credit for this great honour with a wide circle of teachers, advisers and colleagues whose generosity with their time, wisdom, confidence and support has made this possible."

"I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to some wonderful colleagues and staff members in the Economics Department, and elsewhere in the University, who made my return to the UK not only possible, but such an agreeable experience."