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Sociology professor, Donald MacKenzie, receives a Progress Medal from the Society for Progress

The Progress Medal award recognises pioneering work in shaping the economic system to achieve greater societal fairness and well-being.

Donald MacKenzie, chaired professor of Sociology at the University of Edinburgh, has been awarded a Progress Medal by the Society for Progress, for exposing how fundamental financial theories and models don’t just explain, but also, by rationalizing and legitimating practices and regulations, cause financial products, markets, and outcomes.

The Society for Progress is an academically diverse working group of social scientists, philosophers and business leaders.

This year the nomination and award Committee was constituted of seven members of the Society: Anthony Appiah (New York University), David Autor (MIT), Gerald Davis (University of Michigan), John Meyer (Stanford University), Subramanian Rangan, (INSEAD), and S.D. Shibulal, co-founder of Infosys and Kenneth Arrow, Committee member and former Chair (Stanford University).

For more information on the Progress Medal awards, please visit the Society for Progress website

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