2017 Honorary Doctorate, University of Thessaly, Greece
2002 Honorary Doctorate, Institute of Economics, Russian Academy of Sciences
1997 Litt.D., University of Cambridge
1995 M.A., University of Cambridge
1974 M.A., (Economics), with distinction, University of Manchester
1971 Graduate Certificate in Education, with distinction, University of London (external)
1968 B.Sc., (Mathematics and Philosophy), University of Manchester
1999-present Research Professor in Business Studies, University of Hertfordshire
1998 Reader in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics, University of Cambridge
1992-1998 University Lecturer in Economics, University of Cambridge
1990-1992 Professor of Economics, University of Northumbria (formerly Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic)
1987-1990 Reader in Economics, University of Northumbria (then Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic)
1984-1985 Hallsworth Research Fellow in Political Economy, University of Manchester
1981-1987 Principal Lecturer in Economics, University of Northumbria (then Newcastle upon Tyne Polytechnic)
1980-1981 Visiting Professor of Economics, Bennington College, Vermont, USA
1974-1981 Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Economics, Manchester Metropolitan University (then Manchester Polytechnic)
1968-1972 Teacher of Mathematics, Levenshulme High School, Manchester, and Audenshaw Grammar School, Thameside
1964-1965 Computer Programmer, STL Research, Harlow, Essex
Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in the Social Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden (1991); Centre for Interdisciplinary Research (Zif), University of Bielefeld, Germany (1992); Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna (1994); Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Kansai University, Japan (1997); University of Aix-en-Provence III, France (2002); University of Lyon II, France (2002); University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France (2004, 2005, 2006, 2008); Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China (2004); University of Strasbourg, France (2005); Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, China (2006), University of Athens, Greece (2007); Max Planck Institute for Economics, Jena, Germany (2010), Shandong University, China (2010-13), Erasmus University Rotterdam (2010-17), George Mason University, USA (2013), Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (2014); Humboldt University, Berlin (2017); Università degli Studi di Torino, Italy (2017).
Schumpeter Prize 2014
Veblen-Commons Award 2012
Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce from 2017
Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences from 2006
Honorary Life Member, European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy from 2005
President, Association for Evolutionary Economics, 2006
Thomas P. Johnson, Distinguised Fellow, Rollins College, Florida, USA, 2005
Global Visiting Scholar, Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut, USA, 2001
How Economics Forgot History, nominated by the World Economics Association in 2016 as one of the top 50 economics books of the last 100 years.
Ranked in a 2006 poll of 1,249 subscribers to the Post-Autistic Economics Review as 82nd in a list of the most important economist of the twentieth century, in terms of who added most to our understanding of economic phenomena.
Listed in Who’s Who in Economics (4th edn., Edward Elgar, 2003) as one of the foremost 1,168 living economists in the world – and one of the foremost 64 living economists residing in the UK – based on citation analysis of journal articles published in 1990-2000.
Listed in Who’s Who in Economics (3rd edn., Edward Elgar, 1999) as one of the foremost 1,082 living economists in the world – and one of the foremost 167 living economists residing in the UK – based on number of citations in the Social Science Citations Index in 1984-1996.
Listed as one of ‘The Top 40 Living Economists on the Net’ by the Post-Autistic Economics Network, November 2000 (www.paecon.net). (Method: number of pages returned on Google for name plus “economics”).
I appear in Tom Coupé’s overall ranking of the top 1000 living economists in the world. (These rankings were derived from data on the EconLit database of about 650 recognised journals and apply to the years 1994-98. Coupé’s data show that I am 62nd in the world and 2nd in the UK in terms of citation impact; 23rd in the world and 2nd in the UK in terms of number of journal articles published; and 18th in the world and 1st in the UK in terms of number of journal pages published. (Coupé is at the Université Libre de Bruxelles and his research was funded by the European Economic Association.)
Ranked by a panel of 80 Japanese academic economists, on the basis of published books, as one of the 23 most important economists of all time, and one of the top 17 living economists in the world. The ranking was organised by the Japanese business journal The Diamond Weekly (circulation approximately 100,000) and the results were published in its issue of 20 December 1997.
‘Citation of Excellence, Highest Quality Rating’ by Anbar Electronic Intelligence, for article (written with Harry Rothman) on ‘The Editors and Authors of Economics Journals: A Case of Institutional Oligopoly?’, Economic Journal, 109(2), February 1999.
‘Citation of Excellence, Highest Quality Rating’ by Anbar Electronic Intelligence, for article on ‘Evolutionary and Competence-Based Theories of the Firm’, in Journal of Economic Studies, March 1998.
‘The Approach of Institutional Economics’, Journal of Economic Literature, March 1998, cited as ‘Article of the Month’, in the French language journal Alternatives Economiques, November 1998.
Clarence E. Ayres Visiting Scholar for 1990, Association for Evolutionary Economics Meeting, Washington DC, USA.
University of Manchester 1974 Dehn Prize in Commerce and Industry for M.A. thesis on The Effects of Joint Production and Fixed Capital in Linear Economic Analysis.