Dixit named to British Academy

Avinash Dixit, the John J.F. Sherrerd '52 University Professor of Economics, has been named a corresponding fellow of the British Academy.

The British Academy is the United Kingdom's National Academy for the Humanities and Social  Sciences. Corresponding fellows, which currently number 300, are elected in recognition of their international distinction as scholars.

Dixit's research interests have included microeconomic theory, game theory, international trade, industrial organization, growth and development theories, public economics, political economy and the new institutional economics. He is the author of several books and of numerous articles in professional journals and collective volumes. He served as president of the Econometric Society in 2001 and as vice president of the American Economic Association in 2002. He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992 and the National Academy of Sciences in 2005.

A Princeton faculty member since 1981, Dixit previously was an assistant professor at the University of California-Berkeley, a fellow of Balliol College, Oxford, and a professor at the University of Warwick. He also has held visiting professorships at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and visiting scholar positions at the International Monetary Fund, the London School of Economics, the Institute for International Economic Studies (Stockholm) and the Russell Sage Foundation.