Wendy Carlin (image: Milan David)

SFI External Professor Wendy Carlin (University College London) has been named an international honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAA&S), the Academy announced on April 28, 2022.

Carlin is one of 37 international honorary members from 16 countries. Carlin’s research centers around macroeconomics, institutions and economic performance, the economics of transition, and the evolution of economic research and education using machine learning. In collaboration with SFI Professor Sam Bowles, Carlin leads the CORE project, which is changing how economics is taught around the world. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth honored Carlin as Commander of the British Empire for her contributions to economics and public finance. With the support of the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation, she recently co-founded the Stone Centre on Wealth Concentration, Inequality, and the Economy at University College London. She is on the advisory board of SFI’s new Theme on Emerging Political Economies

“I am really thrilled to be elected to the Academy," says Carlin. "I see it as recognition that economics research and education can be mobilized to affect how people understand the world and their contribution to making it work better.”

The 216 new members elected this year include novelist Salman Rushdie, musician Rhiannon Giddens, writer Sandra Cisneros, mRNA technology pioneers Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman, and evolutionary biologist Harmit Singh Malik.

Founded in 1780, AAA&S "convenes leaders from the academic, business, and government sectors to address critical challenges facing our global society." Past members include Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Maria Mitchell, Charles Darwin, Albert Einstein, Robert Frost, Margaret Mead, Milton Friedman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Read the announcement on the AAA&S website (April 28, 2022)