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Sarah Smith OBE

Professor of Economics

University of Bristol

Co-chair, Discover Economics

Lead Editor, Economics Observatory

Research Fellow, CEPR

Research Associate, IFS   CV

I am an applied micro-economist whose research covers public and labour economics.  I am currently working on issues in both pro-social behaviour and diversity in economics. I am founder and co-chair of Discover Economics, a campaign to increase diversity among economics students. I have been chair of the Royal Economic Society’s (RES) Women’s Committee (2017-20), an elected member of the RES council (2012-2017) and the European Economics Association council (2014-2018), and Deputy Chair of the REF2021 Economics and Econometrics sub-panel. I was awarded an OBE in the 2022 Queen's Birthday Honours for services to economics and education. I have three children (born 2001, 2004 and 2006) and, when I have time, I enjoy trail running and wild swimming  

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