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Wiley and the British Academy Announce Winners of the 2018 Wiley Prizes in Economics and Psychology

Thursday, September 27, 2018 9:16 am EDT
"I think that the UK leads in the development and promotion of rigorous, evidence based policy – and it feels very satisfying to be a recognised part of this community."

Hoboken, N.J—September 27, 2018—John Wiley and Sons Inc. (NYSE:JWa) (NYSE:JWb) and the British Academy are delighted to announce the winners of the 2018 Wiley Prize in Economics and the Wiley Prize in Psychology.

The annual Wiley Prize in Economics, made in partnership with the British Academy, rewards achievement in research for an outstanding early career economist with a prize of £5,000. The 2018 winner is Dr. Mirka Draca, University of Warwick, for promising early-career work and particularly for his research on the effect of Chinese imports.

“I’m delighted to win this prize and to have made a contribution to the UK economic community,” said Dr. Draca. “I think that the UK leads in the development and promotion of rigorous, evidence based policy – and it feels very satisfying to be a recognised part of this community.”

The Wiley Prize in Psychology also provides an award of £5,000 in recognition of excellence in research in psychology. It alternately rewards an outstanding international scholar and promising early career work by a UK-based psychologist. The 2018 outstanding international scholar is Dr. Sarah Lloyd-Fox, Birkbeck, University of London and University of Cambridge, for her exceptional empirical and methodological contributions to the study of infants.

“I was immensely proud to have been nominated for this prize, and to win means so much to me, particularly given how much of my career has balanced theoretically motivated research with methodological innovation in psychology,” said Dr. Lloyd-Fox.

“Wiley is proud to be a longstanding partner with the British Academy in sponsoring these awards, and we would like to extend our warm congratulations to Dr. Draca and Dr. Lloyd-Fox for their outstanding contributions of impactful research in economics and psychology,” said Arash Hejazi, Editorial Director for Social Sciences at Wiley.

For full interviews with the winners, click here: Dr. Sarah Lloyd-Fox; Dr. Mirka Draca.


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