Congratulations to Graham Gudgin, Honorary Research Associate at the Centre for Business Research (CBR) at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School, for receiving a Commanders of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the 2023 New Year Honours list.
The CBE has the citation ‘For services to economic development in Northern Ireland’. His activities in Northern Ireland include director of the Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre 1985-1998; chairman of the Advisory Board of the Ulster University Economic Policy Centre 2014-2019; member of Management Committee, Northern Ireland Economic Research Centre 2003/5; and panel member, Independent Review of Economic Policy in Northern Ireland, 2009-10. He worked with Secretary of State, Owen Paterson and colleagues to secure the devolution of corporation tax to the Northern Ireland. In 2002 he set up a commercial economic forecasting company in Northern Ireland which currently continues as part of Oxford Economics employing 30 graduates.
Graham is currently Chief Economic Advisor at Policy Exchange in London and is visiting professor at Ulster University. From 1998-2002 was Special Advisor to First Minister David Trimble in Northern Ireland. Previously, he was fellow in Economics at Selwyn College and a member of the Cambridge Economic Policy Group under the late Wynne Godley. He has published widely on regional economic development, small firms and electoral systems and currently works on macro-economic modelling and analysis of Brexit at the CBR alongside Ken Coutts.
Graham’s achievement was also featured on the Cambridgeshire Live website.