Economics Professor, Richard Holden has been elected by the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA) as a new Fellow.

The accolade was announced by the President of the ASSA, Professor Glenn Withers. UNSW’s Richard Holden, was one of 39 new fellows to be elected and will be installed at the Academy’s Annual Symposium 7-9 November 2016.

Holden, also an ARC Future Fellow was recognised by his UNSW Business School colleagues; Scientia Professor Alan Woodland, Scientia Professor Robert Kohn and Professor Kevin Fox for having built a distinguished research career in one or more social science disciplines in Australia.

Richard Holden is a two-time winner of the Academy’s Panel Early Career award. He was granted a PhD in Economics from Harvard in 2006, he commenced his first academic job at MIT, moved to the University of Chicago in 2009 and to UNSW as a full professor in 2011. His research spans contract theory, organisational economics, law and political economy and has been published in leading international journals, such as the American Economic Review, Quarterly Journal of Economics and the Journal of Public Economics.

Professor Holden, who contributes extensively on a wide range of public policy matters on SKY News, Australian Financial Review and The Conversation said, “I’m delighted and humbled to hear the news from the Academy. UNSW is easily the best place in Australia for economic scholarship, and I am privileged to have so many wonderful colleagues.”

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