Ian Jewitt awarded British Academy Fellowship

22 Jul 22

Ian Jewitt awarded British Academy Fellowship

Sir Roy Harrod Official Fellow in Economics elected in recognition of distinguished contribution to research

Nuffield Fellow in Economics Ian Jewitt is one of seven Oxford academics elected to a British Academy Fellowship for 2022, it has been announced today.

British Academy Fellowships are awarded to academics who have made distinguished contributions to research in the humanities and the social sciences. 52 new Fellows were elected this year, including a record number of women (29).

Ian’s work focuses on microeconomic theory, especially information economics and decision theory. 

Welcoming the 2022 Fellows, Julia Black, the President of the British Academy, said:

"I am delighted to welcome these distinguished and pioneering scholars to our Fellowship… With our new Fellows’ expertise and insights, the Academy is better placed than ever to open new seams of knowledge and understanding and to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of societies around the world. I congratulate each of our new Fellows on their achievement and look forward to working with them.”

Ian joins other Nuffield Fellows elected to the British Academy in recent years, including Barbara Petrongolo, Geoff Evans and Meg Meyer, and Melinda Mills and Ben Ansell. On receiving the award, Ian commented, "Many of my most esteemed colleagues are Fellows of the Academy and not a few of my close friends. It is a great honour and a great pleasure to join them."