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Academy of Social Sciences inducts two Fellows from Royal Holloway

Posted on 05/04/2017
Academy of Social Sciences

Academy of Social Sciences

Two academics from Royal Holloway, University of London have today been conferred as Fellows in the Academy of Social Sciences.

The awards, for Professor Andrew Seltzer from the Department of Economics and Professor Christopher Nobes from the School of Management, will be made formal at a ceremony in June this year.

“I am delighted to have been appointed a Fellow of the Academy,” said Professor Nobes. “Recognition from one’s peers is among the most rewarding aspects of academic work. I am grateful to co-authors and other colleagues (including many at Royal Holloway) for their help with my research over the years.”

“It is a great honor to have been nominated by the Economic History Society and elected by the Academy as a Fellow," continued Professor Seltzer. "This award recognizes the importance of economic history for ongoing policy debates.”

The Professors are among 47 new Fellows which have been drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.

Professor Roger Goodman, Chair of the Academy said:

“The outstanding contributions of each new Fellow are a testament to the breadth of the social sciences, both in their ability to inform policy for public benefit, as well as in addressing some of our most pressing societal issues.”

Andrew Seltzer, Professor of Economics and Economic History is a leading economic historian specialising in 19th and 20th century labour markets and labour legislation in USA, Australia and UK.

Christopher Nobes, Professor of Accounting, is one of the most significant scholars in the accounting discipline, with particular interests in classification of accounting systems and international comparisons.  Royal Holloway was recently ranked first in the world for accounting research.

Find out more about accounting at Royal Holloway, and see the courses offered by the Department of Economics and the School of Management.


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