A professor of the University of St Andrews has been recognised in the New Year’s Honours’ List.

Professor David Tregear Ulph, who works in the School of Economics and Finance, was awarded a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE).

He has been recognised for services to economics and social sciences. Before taking on his position at St Andrews he held posts such as the Chief Economist and HMRC and adviser to the Committee of the Scottish Parliament. He currently sits on the NHS Pay Review Body.

While at St Andrews, Professor Ulph has researched topics such as tax avoidance, telling Fife Today that “At the time I am working on each area I am totally fascinated by it and want to understand what is going on as far as possible. But then some big new policy issue comes along that grabs my interest and I work on that intensely for a while.”

He also said “given that the award was for my contribution to economics and social sciences my only thought was that the Economic and Social Research Council had been involved in the nomination.”

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