Published on 6 May 2022
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Bennett Institute director honoured for work in economics and public policy 

University of York awards honorary degree to Professor Diane Coyle for her outstanding contribution to society.

The University of York is today conferring honorary degrees to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to society. The list of honorary graduands includes Professor Diane Coyle CBE, Bennett Professor of Public Policy at the University of Cambridge. Diane co-directs the Bennett Institute, where she heads research under the themes of progress and productivity. Diane is also a Director of the Productivity Institute, a Fellow of the Office for National Statistics, an expert adviser to the National Infrastructure Commission, and Senior Independent Member of the ESRC Council.  

“I’m delighted and so proud to be recognised by the University as one of its Honorary graduands for 2022, and particularly pleased for the recognition of the importance of economics and public policy in addressing challenging questions in today’s turbulent world,” says Diane. 

Also receiving an honorary degree from the University of York is Diane’s spouse, Rory Cellan-Jones – a technology journalist and author, and host of the Bennett Institute’s Crossing Channels podcast series

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