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LSE professor receives distinguished academic award

Richard MacveProfessor Richard Macve, professor of accounting at LSE, has received the 2010 Distinguished Academic Award from the British Accounting Association (BAA).

The award is made annually to an individual who has made a substantial and direct contribution, through research, teaching and public service, to UK academic accounting and finance life.

Professor Macve said: ‘I am very pleased and honoured to receive this recognition from my UK peers. I’m proud to join the roll-call of LSE professors that have received this award, which includes Anthony Hopwood and Michael Bromwich, alongside the BAA Lifetime Achievement Awards that were made to Will Baxter, Harold Edey and Susan Dev.’

Professor Macve will have to ‘collect’ his award by video-link due to a previous commitment as distinguished visiting professor at Osaka City University, Japan, at the time of the BAA’s 2010 annual conference. As the award holder, his chief responsibility will be to present a keynote paper for the opening plenary session at the 2011 conference.