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SoSS colleague conferred as Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences

(7 April 2017)

The Lord O’Neill of Gatley, Honorary Professor of Economics in the School of Social Sciences, has been conferred a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. The award is conferred on those who are nominated and judged by their peers to have made a distinguished contribution to the social sciences.

Lord O’Neill (Jim) was previously chief economist for Goldman Sachs. He is one of the most distinguished and widely known political economists in the UK, and is best known for coining the term ‘BRIC’ nations.

There are now over 1,100 Fellows of the Academy of Social Sciences around the world.

Professor Chris Orme, Head of the School of Social Sciences, said: “The School of Social Sciences is delighted and proud to add Honorary Professor Lord Jim O’Neill to the esteemed list of colleagues in the School who been conferred the Award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He is one of the most distinguished and widely known political economists in the UK setting our research and policy agendas on foreign exchange and emerging markets, whilst in recent years he has also led Government work on the Northern Powerhouse and chaired an international commission to investigate global antimicrobial resistance. It is a thoroughly deserved honour.”