Jonathan receives the honour in recognition of his international reputation in the area of credit risk modelling and the economics of consumer credit. He is one of only four University of Edinburgh colleagues to be made Fellow this year, among 69 leading scientists.
The Academy of Social Sciences is the national academy of academics, learned societies and practitioners in the social sciences. Its mission is to promote social science in the UK for the public benefit.
The new Fellows are drawn from academics, practitioners and policymakers across the social sciences. They have been recognised after an extensive peer review process for the excellence and impact of their work through the use of social science for public benefit.