Dame DeAnne Julius

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Dame DeAnne Julius
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BSc with Distinction (top 2%) in Economics, Iowa State University (1970)
MA (1974) and PhD (1975) in Economics, University of California, Davis
Honorary doctorates: Universities of Warwick (2000), Birmingham (2001), South Bank (2001), and Bath (2002)
CBE (2001) for services to Monetary Policy
DCMG (2013) for services to International Relations

Julius, who received her B.S. in economics from Iowa State University in 1970 and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Davis, gave the address at Iowa State’s fall commencement at Hilton Coliseum. She also received an honorary doctor of humane letters from Iowa State for “distinguished service in economics, business, international relations, government, policy making and academia” in her work in key positions with the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency, the World Bank, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, London, British Airways, the Bank of England, and the think tank Chatham House (also known as the Royal Institute of International Affairs), where she currently serves as senior adviser to the board.  

In the United Kingdom, Julius’ home for the past 30 years, she was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II to Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services in Monetary Policy in 2001, and in 2013 to Dame Commander in the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George. Only 845 people can serve in this capacity throughout the U.K.  

In December 2015 Julius was honored at an economics department reception in December for her distinguished service to the economics profession. She attended the reception with her husband, Ian Harvey, her parents, Maxine and Emeritus Professor Marvin Julius, her brother, Kent Julius (an ISU economics alumus), and her nephew, Niklaus (ISU economics Ph.D. student).


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