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Dr Andy Denis becomes Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

City economist is a member of the Economics Oversight Group for the RSA Citizens’ Economic Council

by Ed Grover (Senior Communications Officer)

Andy DenisDr Andy Denis has become a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

A Senior Lecturer in the Department of Economics, Dr Denis will contribute to the Citizens' Economic Council programme as part of its Economics Oversight Group.

The academic has joined the RSA's global network of 28,000 Fellows. The fellowship is made up of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds, including science, architecture, art, economics and journalism.

The RSA, also known as the Royal Society of Arts, was founded in 1754 and has a broad mission "to enrich society through ideas and action". Its work includes research and educational activities.

Dr Denis said: “It is a great honour to be made a Fellow of the RSA.  The Citizens’ Economic Council is a very innovative initiative aiming to break down the perceived alienation of ordinary citizens from the economic policy-making process.”

The Economics Oversight Group is responsible for reviewing the materials the RSA presents to the Citizens' Economic Council, which meets over a two-year period to deliberate economic policies.

Dr Denis contributed to the first day of the Citizens’ Economic Council in London, by being on hand as an expert to take questions and to talk to citizens throughout the proceedings.

Adam Timmins, Head of Fellowship Development at the RSA, said: "We are delighted that Dr Andy Denis has accepted our invitation to become a Fellow of the RSA. The RSA Citizens' Economic Council will give citizens a say on national economic policy and influence the future of the UK economy. We are encouraged that this programme of work is nurturing a new community of Fellows with expertise in this field."

Dr Denis joined City in 1990 as a Research Fellow in Financial Development and is now a Senior Lecturer in Political Economy.  He teaches macroeconomics, financial economics and history of economic thought. His research is in the history and philosophy of economics.

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