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September 2015

Dr Johannes Spinnewijn awarded the Willey Prize in Economics by the British Academy

photograph of Johannes SpinnewijnOn 29 September the British Academy announced the winners of its 2015 prizes and medals, which were formally celebrated at the British Academy's annual awards ceremony on the same date.

The annual Wiley Prize in Economics, made in partnership with Wiley-Blackwell, rewards achievement in research for an outstanding early career economist. The prize is a sum of £5,000. Dr Johannes Spinnewijn is the 2015 winner for his academic excellence in the field of economics, in particular his research in current and topical public policy.

Professor Leonardo Felli, Head of the Department of Economics, said: "On behalf of the entire Department of Economics, it is a real pleasure to congratulate our colleague Johannes Spinnewijn, whose outstanding work in public policy has today been recognised by the British Academy, in their decision to award him the 2015 Wiley Prize in Economics."

Dr Spinnewijn said: “I am greatly honoured to receive this prize and very happy with the recognition of my work in public economics. It is an exciting field to be in today and a joy trying to contribute to it at LSE.”

Further information is available from the British Academy News and Prizes pages.


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