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CEP Announcement:
Henry Overman becomes a Fellow of the British Academy

22 July 2022

Congratulations to Henry Overman, research director of the Centre for Economic Performance (CEP) and professor of economic geography at LSE, who has been elected as a new Fellow of the British Academy.

He is among 85 new Fellows of the British Academy who have been recognised for their achievements in the humanities and social sciences.

Professor Overman works on topics including understanding the causes of spatial disparities, the impact of urban and regional policy, transport and housing economics. He is director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth.

Three other academics from LSE have also been made fellows: Richard Bradley, professor of philosophy; Jacqueline Coyle-Shapiro, professor in organisational behaviour and Robin Mansell, professor of new media and the internet.

Professor Julia Black, president of the British Academy, said: "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."