Nobel prize winner Professor Robert Mundell and associate editor of the Financial Times Martin Wolf CBE received honorary degrees today, Wednesday 13 December, at presentation ceremonies for LSE graduates.
Around 1,500 students will receive their master's and PhD degrees today and tomorrow, with LSE Director Howard Davies leading the ceremonies.
Professor Mundell and Martin Wolf both received DSc (Econ) honorary degrees of the University of London. These are conferred by the School on persons of 'conspicuous merit, who are outstanding in their field or who have given exceptional service to the University.'
Robert Mundell is currently professor of economics at Columbia University, with which LSE has an institutional alliance. After studying at the University of British Colombia and at LSE in 1956, he received his PhD from MIT. Professor Mundell taught at Stanford University and The Johns Hopkins Bologna Centre of the School of Advanced International Studies, before joining the International Monetary Fund in 1961. From 1966 to 1971 he was professor of economics at the University of Chicago and editor of the Journal of Political Economy. He joined Colombia University in 1974 and has been professor of economics there for the past 32 years. He was a consultant to the Monetary Committee of the European Economic Commission in the 1970s and has been an adviser to numerous international agencies, organisations and governments. In 1999 he received the Nobel Prize in Economic Science. The author of numerous works and articles on economic theory of international economics, he has also written extensively on the history of the international monetary system and the transition economies. His most recent publication is The Euro as a Stabilizer in the International Monetary System. To read the full oration by Professor Danny Quah, click here. To read Robert Mundell's address, click here.
Martin Wolf is associate editor and chief economics commentator of the Financial Times. After completing his MPhil in economics at Oxford University in 1971, Martin Wolf joined the World Bank where he was promoted to senior economist. In 1981 he joined the Trade Policy Research Centre, London, as director of studies. He moved to the Financial Times in 1987, where he has been associate chief editor ever since 1990 and chief economics commentator since 1996. He was joint winner of the Wincott Foundation senior prize for excellence in financial journalism in 1989 and 1997. He won the RTZ David Watt memorial prize in 1994, granted annually for 'an outstanding contribution in the English language towards the clarification of national, international and political issues'. He was awarded the CBE in 2000 for services to financial journalism. He is a visiting fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford, a special professor of the University of Nottingham and an honorary fellow of the Oxford Institute for Economic Policy (Oxonia). He has been a forum fellow at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos since 1999. His most recent publication is Why Globalization Works. To read the full oration by Professor David Held click here. To read Martin Wolf's address, click here.
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Honorary doctorates for Robert Mundell and Martin Wolf (18 Dec 06)
Nobel prize winner Professor Robert Mundell and associate editor of the Financial Times Martin Wolf CBE received honorary degrees on Wednesday 13 December, at presentation ceremonies for LSE graduates. Around 1,500 students will receive their master's and PhD degrees today and tomorrow, with LSE Director Howard Davies leading the ceremonies.
Posted 13 December 2006