Professor Dimitri Vayanos elected Fellow of the British Academy

We are delighted to announce that Professor Dimitri Vayanos of the LSE department of Finance has been elected a Fellow of the British Academy This prestigious honour is bestowed on the most distinguished academics from a range of fields. Professor Vayanos was one of only 42 UK-based Fellows chosen this year – and one of only two economists.

The British Academy is an independent national academy of Fellows elected for their eminence in research and publication. It is the UK's expert body that supports and speaks for the humanities and social sciences. The Academy’s stated mission is to inspire, recognise and support high achievement in the humanities and social sciences throughout the UK and internationally, and to champion their role and value.

Lord Stern, President of the Academy, said: “I am delighted to welcome these fine researchers and scholars into our Fellowship. Our Fellows are elected from across the UK for their distinction in the humanities and social sciences. Together they represent an unrivalled reserve of expertise and knowledge. They play a vital role in the work of the Academy, encouraging younger researchers, engaging in public discussion of the great issues and ideas of our and other times, contributing to policy reports and publications, and helping to select researchers and research projects for funding support.”

Of his recognition, Professor Vayanos said: “I feel very honoured to be elected at the British Academy, and to be part of such a select group of scholars. I am delighted that Finance research at LSE continues to be recognized at the highest levels”.

Dimitri Vayanos is Professor of Finance at LSE, where he also directs the Paul Woolley Centre for the Study of Capital Market Dysfunctionality.