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Professor Michael Ben-Gad becomes fellow of the Royal Society of Arts

Economist joins City colleague Dr Andy Denis as fellow of the RSA


Professor Michael Ben-Gad has become a fellow of the Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

The RSA invited Professor Ben-Gad to join its fellowship due to his “exceptional research focusing on distortionary taxation, public debt and immigration”.

Professor Ben-Gad said: “This was completely unexpected. I am particularly pleased that along with my work on fiscal policy the RSA mentioned immigration, as the Department of Economics at City is now a real centre for this type of research.

“Aside from me, Dr Alice Mesnard, Dr Javier Ortega, Professor Joseph Pearlman, Dr Agne Suziedelyte and Dr Firat Yaman are all working on research related to the economics of migration or have published on this topic in the past.

“I should note that I am the second FRSA in the department. My colleague Dr Andy Denis became an RSA fellow earlier in 2017.”

The academic has joined the RSA's global network of 27,000 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.

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