Professor Sriya Iyer (2000), Fellow of St Catharine’s and Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge, has been elected by the membership of the Royal Economic Society (RES) to serve on its Council from 2022 until 2027. Her appointment, along with the other five successful candidates, was ratified at the RES’s Annual General Meeting on 25–27 May 2022. Reflecting on her election, Professor Iyer said:
“I hope I can do good things for the RES and Cambridge Economics over the next five years. Thank you so much to all members for voting in the RES Council elections, and to those who voted for me for your help and support. Following in the footsteps of other Cambridge economists past and present, I am honoured and deeply grateful to have the chance to serve, and will look forward to working with colleagues at the RES in the years to come.”
A registered charity, the RES promotes the study of economic science, and has over 6,000 members worldwide. It is one of the oldest economic associations in the world, founded as the British Economic Association in 1890.
The Council supervises and advises on the RES’s activities, including the publication of two peer-reviewed journals – The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal – which contain high quality papers from an international authorship. Increasingly the RES is focussed on improving the public understanding of economics through engagement with schools and the wider public.