RES Medal for Services to the Economics Profession awarded to Wendy Carlin


The Royal Economic Society is pleased to announce that a judging panel has awarded the inaugural RES Medal for Services to the Economics Profession to Prof Wendy Carlin.

The medal is a new annual award to recognise an individual who has made an outstanding and lasting contribution to the economics profession in one or more of three dimensions: promoting economics; supporting economists; improving diversity.

Wendy Carlin is a Professor of Economics in the Economics Department at UCL, Research Fellow of the CEPR and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute. Her research was on macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, the economics of transition and the evolution of economic research and education. Her fourth macroeconomics book, subtitled ‘Institutions, instability, and inequality’, co-authored with David Soskice, was published this year.

Her recent research is on developing a new paradigm for political economy to include an expanded space for policy design beyond the state-market continuum. She is a member of the Expert Advisory Panel of the Office for Budget Responsibility, she also leads the CORE project, which is changing economics education around the world and is co-director of the Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality and the Economy at UCL. In 2015, she was awarded a CBE for services to economics and public finance and in 2022, elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Wendy Carlin’s will receive her medal at this year’s RES and SES Annual Conference in April.

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