Professor John Moore, School Professor of Economics and Political Science at LSE’s Department of Economics, has won a BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award, ‘recognising and reward world-class research and artistic creation’. He wins the award jointly with Professor Ben Bernanke, Distinguished Fellow in Residence with the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution, Professor Mark Gertler, Henry and Lucy Moses Professor of Economics at New York University, and Professor Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, Harold H. Helm 1920 Professor of Economics and Banking at Princeton University.
The 2020 awards were in recognition for the winners “fundamental contributions to our understanding of how financial market imperfections can amplify macroeconomic fluctuations and generate deep macroeconomic recessions.”
Professor Moore said: “I am overwhelmed to have received this great honour, especially with my friend Nobu. It will encourage us to continue our work together.”
Together with Nobuhiro Kiyotaki, John Moore previously won the 1999 Yrjö Jahnsson Award from the European Economic Association and the 2010 Stephen A. Ross Prize in Financial Economics.
Professor Moore, who also holds the role of David Hume University Chair of Economics at the University of Edinburgh, was elected President of the Econometric Society in 2010 and was President of the Royal Economic Society 2015-16. He was elected fellow of the British Academy in 1999 and of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2003, and was awarded a CBE in 2017.