Wendy Carlin, Professor of Economics at University College London (UCL) and Director of CORE Econ, has been nominated Vice-President of the International Economic Association (IEA). She is due to become the first woman President of the IEA. Her appointment will commence after Eric Maskin’s.
The IEA was founded in 1950 as a Non-Governmental Organization, at the instigation of the Social Sciences Department of UNESCO. Its aim from the beginning has been to promote personal contacts and mutual understanding among economists in different parts of the world through the organization of scientific meetings, through common research programs, and by means of publications of an international character on problems of current importance.
Wendy is also Co-director of the Stone Centre at UCL, Research Fellow of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and external professor at the Santa Fe Institute.