Dr Theodore Koutmeridis wins RSE Henry Duncan Medal

Dr Koutmeridis was presented the medal at the 2019 RSE President’s Summer Reception.

On Monday 10 June 2019, YAS member Dr Theodore Koutmeridis has been awarded the RSE Henry Duncan Medal. The RSE President Professor Dame Anne Glover presented the medal during the President’s Summer Reception at The Royal Society of Edinburgh.

According to the RSE, Dr Koutmeridis was awarded the RSE Henry Duncan Medal for “his outstanding work in the field of economics where he combines a clear mastery of the microeconomic methodology, a keen instinct for its empirical applications and a deep commitment to engagement activities.”


Dr Theodore Koutmeridis is a Senior Lecturer in Economics at the Adam Smith Business School at the University of Glasgow, where he co-ordinates the “Behaviour, Structure and Interventions” interdisciplinary research network. He holds a PhD in Economics from Warwick University where he was a Royal Economic Society Junior Fellow and an Onassis Scholar. His work on economic inequality and crime has been recognised with various awards, such as the Sir Alec Cairncross Prize in Economics, the 1st Prize of the European Science Days Interdisciplinary Award, the British Academy Rising Star Award, and has been featured in the media and various symposia, such as his TEDx talk on The Underground Economy. His work has been awarded grants for research, teaching, impact and engagement, and more recently an ESRC-DFID grant for fieldwork in underdeveloped Indian schools (£700,000, 2018–21). As a Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy he has contributed to the RSE/YAS Brexit Report. He is also affiliated with the Institute of Labor Economics IZA in Bonn and he has recently been a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University in New York.


Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Glasgow said: “I would like to offer my warmest congratulations to Dr Koutmeridis. It is a fantastic honour to be recognised by the RSE and this early career prize is a testament to Theodore’s excellent scholarship and research on economic inequality and crime. I know the University community would join me in celebrating his success.”