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Faculty of Economics

Jane Humphries, Professor of Economic History at the University of Oxford was awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for Services to Social Science and Economic History in the New Year's Honours 2018.

Jane was an undergraduate in the Faculty of Economics (1967-70), having been awarded a National Coal Board Scholarship to attend Cambridge. After completing a PhD at Cornell, Mass., USA, and being appointed to lecturing positions in the USA, she returned to Cambridge as a lecturer, and subsequently Reader, in the Faculty of Economics from 1980-1998. Among her many contributions to economics and economic history she has been an editor of the Cambridge Journal of Economics and of the Economic History Review, was President of the Economic History Society (2010-13), is a Fellow of the British Academy, and recently gave the Ellen McArthur lectures in Cambridge (podcast "Gendering Economic History"). The Faculty congratulates her on the achievement of this honour.

News Archive 2018