Professor Wendy Carlin, who directs The CORE Project, has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s honours 2016. Her award is for services to economics and public finance.
As well as personally supervising all of our activity seven days a week, combining roles as director, author, teacher, reviewer, manager and (occasionally) diplomat, Wendy’s services to economics include her work as a professor at University College London, a Research Fellow of the CEPR, and a member of the Expert Advisory Panel for the UK Office for Budget Responsibility. In 2015 she also published, with co-author Professor David Soskice, the latest version of her text book, titled Macroeconomics: Institutions, Instability and the Financial System (OUP).
To understand the depth of Wendy’s commitment to economics teaching, read her op-ed “Economics explains our world – but economics degrees don’t” that was published in the Financial Times when we launched CORE, or listen to the podcast of her recent Ralph Miliband Memorial Lecture “What Should we Study when Study Economics?”, which she gave at the London School of Economics in December this year.
Tomorrow we will publish a review of what CORE achieved in 2015: none of these milestones would have been possible without Wendy’s leadership.