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Researchers from Anthropology, Education, Saïd Business School, Blavatnik School of Government and All Souls College all receive honours.

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Five Oxford social scientists have been recognised in the New Year's Honours list for 2018.

Professor Tim Besley CBE of the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, is knighted for services to Economics and Public Policy.

Professor Ngaire Woods, founding Dean of the Blavatnik School of Government and Professor of Global Economic Governance at Oxford University, is appointed CBE.

Alan Giles, Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School and chair of the advisory board of the Oxford Institute of Retail Management, is appointed OBE for services to UK Business and the Economy.

Professor Judy Sebba of Oxford's Department of Education and Director of the Rees Centre for Research in Fostering and Education, is appointed OBE for services to Higher Education and to Disadvantaged Young People.

Madeleine Sumption, Director of the Migration Observatory, University of Oxford, is appointed MBE for services to Social Science.

Professor Sarah Whatmore, Head of the Social Sciences Division, said: 'It is gratifying to see the widespread excellence of the Social Sciences at Oxford recognised in the New Year Honours. On behalf of the Division, I should like to extend warm congratulations to all five recipients'.