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Faculty of Economics

Thursday, 16 June, 2022

The Faculty is delighted to announce that with effect from the 1st of October 2022, Professorships (Grade 12) will be established for academics Sriya Iyer, Matt Elliott and Debopam Battacharya. From the same date Chris Rauh has been promoted to Professor grade 11.

Professor Leonardo Felli is Chair of the Faculty and a Professor of Economics. Praising the quality of their research and their hard work, he commented; “I would like to congratulate the successful candidates, it is their hard work which is reflected in their promotion to these grade.”

Sriya Iyer is Professor of Economics, at the Faculty of Economics and a Fellow of St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge. She says “I am truly humbled and delighted to hear this news. My grateful thanks to my colleagues in the Faculty, School, College and University for their help and support over many years. I pray that I may justify the faith reposed in me to help others in the Cambridge community and beyond in the years to come. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.”

Professor Matt Elliott responded “I'm thrilled the promotion came through. It's very pleasing to have my work recognised in this way." He has recently had a paper accepted by the American Economic Review, on Supply Network Formation and Fragility.

Professor Debopam Battacharya responded. “I am delighted at the news, and grateful for the support of my colleagues at the economics faculty and at Trinity college.” He has recently had a paper published in the Review of Economics and Statistics on “Are University Admissions Academically Fair?”

Dr Christopher Rauh is currently an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College Cambridge. He has been promoted to Professor grade 11. He says; “this recognition is exciting and motivating.” He is well known for his work in the development of a new model for forecasting conflict, which could predict outbreaks of violence and subsequent escalations into armed conflict. It has recently been awarded funding by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office.

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