Professor David Bell awarded CBE for services to economics and public policy

Congratulations to CPC’s Professor David Bell, who has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for his outstanding service to economics and public policy.

David Bell has been a Professor of Economics at the University of Stirling since 1990, specialising in labour economics and fiscal federalism. He was adviser to the Finance Committee of the Scottish Parliament from 2007 to 2013 and has provided advice to the ILO, OECD, the Scottish, Westminster and Irish Governments. In 2015, he was specialist adviser to the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee for its investigation into the Financing of Devolution. He is also Principal Investigator of the Healthy Ageing In Scotland (HAGIS) survey, a longitudinal survey of older people in Scotland, which is funded by the US National Institute of Aging and the Nuffield Foundation and an esteemed member of CPC.

David is working within the migration, life course and constitutional change strands of CPC and has been involved with the following projects:

Fiscal aspects of constitutional change
Migration and the constitutional future of Scotland
Rural ageing, migration and care
Carers and time use

David, who is regularly consulted by the media for expert views in relation to: youth unemployment, constitutional change, education policy and long-term care, was delighted to receive the award and commented “This is a great and unexpected honour. I would like to thank my family, my colleagues at Stirling University and my teachers and lecturers at Dornoch Academy, Golspie High School, Aberdeen University and the London School of Economics for their support.”

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