Professor Ian Bateman, Professor of Environmental Economics at the University of Exeter and Director of SWEEP, has been elected fellow of the British Academy.
Professor Bateman and Professor Regenia Gagnier, also of the University of Exeter, were among 86 new fellows elected for their work in the humanities and social sciences.
Professor Bateman, of the department of Economics in Exeter’s Business School, is an environmental economist with a wide array of research interests. He is also Director of the Land, Environment, Economics and Policy Institute and a member of Exeter’s Global Systems Institute. Professor Bateman said:
“The British Academy is leading the international field in recognising the importance of environmental economics to human wellbeing and to tackling the most major challenges facing the planet.
“I feel very honoured and fortunate to be included within such a fabulous group of academics.”
Professor Sir Steve Smith, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Exeter, said:
“This is a truly well-deserved honour for two academics whose work leads the way in their respective areas of expertise.
“Becoming fellows of the British Academy is apt recognition of this, and they can be incredibly proud of their achievements.”