UCL Department of Economics


Uta Schönberg elected as a Fellow at the British Academy

25 July 2022

Uta Schönberg, Professor of Economics at UCL has been elected as a British Academy Fellow in recognition of her contribution to the humanities and social sciences.

Uta Schonberg

Uta said

"It's a great honour to be elected as a Fellow of the British Academy, an achievement that I would not have thought possible when I obtained my PhD from UCL back in 2004. Thank you to everyone who helped me along the way."   

President of the British Academy, Professor Julia Black, also commented,

 "I am delighted to welcome these distinguished and pioneering scholars to our Fellowship. I am equally delighted that we have so many new female Fellows. While I hope this means that the tide is finally turning for women in academia, there is still much to do to make the research world diverse and open to all.  “With our new Fellows’ expertise and insights, the Academy is better placed than ever to open new seams of knowledge and understanding and to enhance the wellbeing and prosperity of societies around the world. I congratulate each of our new Fellows on their achievement and look forward to working with them.” 

Fellows are scholars who have 'attained distinction in any of the branches of study which it is the object of the Academy to promote', including, the humanities and social sciences. Election is a mark of distinction, as only a very small number of scholars in any field are elected. 

The British Academy was founded in 1902 and is the UK’s national academy for the humanities and social sciences. It brings together over 1600 leading minds in these subjects from the UK and overseas.

Uta’s research interests are Applied Microeconomics, in particular Labour Economics and she has also served as a Joint Managing Editor at the Review of Economic Studies between 2016 and 2021.

Find out more about Uta at http://utaschoenberg.com.