Rey elected to British Academy

London Business School’s Hélène Rey is one of only 38 academics to have been elected a Fellow of the British Academy.

The Professor of Economics has been recognised for her outstanding contribution to scholarship and research in the humanities and social sciences.

The British Academy is the UK’s national academy for the promotion of the humanities and social sciences, with more than 900 Fellows, including writer Marina Warner, poet Seamus Heaney, historian Eric Hobsbawm , Governor of the Bank of England Mervyn King and Chair of the Independent Commission on Banking John Vickers.

The Fellowship is the latest in a number of accolades for Professor Rey, who was last year named in French Prime Minister Francois Fillon’s Economic Council (Conseil d’Analyse Économique, CAE), a non-partisan body, whose role is to advise the French government on economic matters.

She is also an elected member of the Council of the European Economic Association and the Council of the Royal Economic Society. In 2006, Rey was awarded the Bernácer Prize for the best European economist working in macroeconomics and finance under the age of 40.

Professor Rey becomes the second Fellow of the British Academy at London Business School, joining Richard Portes, Professor of Economics.

The Academy’s President, Sir Adam Roberts, said: “Election is not only an honour, but also a beginning. I look forward to their active participation in the life and work of the Academy.”