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IFS Research Fellow Carol Propper made a Dame in New Year’s Honours


Professor Carol Propper, IFS Research Fellow, has been made a Dame in the New Year’s Honours for her contribution to economics and public health.

Dame Carol has been a key voice on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the NHS since the start of the crisis. Her recent papers have addressed a number of issues including the economic costs of lockdown, spending needs relating to healthcare and the coronavirus and the future of the NHS after the pandemic. In her public life, she has championed the need for greater diversity among the economics community.

Reacting to the news of being made a Dame she said: “I am thrilled to have been awarded a DBE for my contribution to Economics and Public Health. Much of my research career has been focused on understanding how people and organisations respond to incentives in the field of healthcare.

I’ve long championed the applicability of economics to healthcare and have enjoyed many collaborations with researchers from both inside and outside economics as we try to solve complex issues in this field. I have also been privileged to be able to work with wonderful colleagues in the Royal Economic Society, the British Academy, the Economic and Social Research Council and the Centre for Economics Policy Research to promote social sciences in Britain and worldwide and to support greater diversity in academia.”

Many congratulations from all at IFS!