Accolades for award-winning LBS faculty
Join us in celebrating the recent achievements of some of our award-winning faculty.
Professor Hélène Rey, Lord Raj Bagri Professor of Economics – joint winner of Grand Prix de l'Economie 2017
Leading international economist Hélène Rey was awarded the Grand Prix de l'Economie 2017 prize for her outstanding contribution to the field of economics in 2017. Sharing the award with Michelin CEO Jean-Dominique Sénard, Professor Rey said the prize demonstrated the important role of business and academia in shaping the field of economics.
Derek Bunn, Professor of Management Science and Operations – Consortium awarded more than £542,000
Professor Bunn’s Consortium Project was awarded £543,960 by Innovate UK for a one-year project to create demonstration sites for a new synthesis of digital energy technologies. Two digital technology small-to-medium enterprises and one new retailer are collaborating with LBS to implement prototypes at community sites in Scotland.
Elias Papaioannou, Professor of Economics, Consortium project awarded £1 million
Professor Papaioannou is part of a Consortium funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council that has been awarded £1 million over two years. The project aims to clear landmines in developing countries and help affected communities deliver a low-cost, portable prototype system to clear anti-vehicle mines.
Elroy Dimson, Mike Staunton and Paul Marsh recognised for work on factor-based investing
The LBS authors’ research, Factor-Based Investing: The Long-Term Evidence, examined some of the key factors that drive equity returns. Their paper won at the 19th Annual Bernstein Fabozzi/Jacobs Levy Awards celebrating the best articles published in The Journal of Portfolio Management in 2017.
Alex Edmans, Professor of Finance shares a $10,000 research award
Papers co-authored by Professor Alex Edmans won the 2017 Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute annual investor research competition. The two winning papers are titled: Equity Vesting and Investment and The Long-Term Consequences of Short-Term Incentives. The winning academic research teams share a $10,000 prize. Professor Edmans’ research is the first to correlate stock-related CEO compensation as a predictor of corporate actions that boost short-term stock price but destroy long-term value.