Cole Prize Winners 1966-1997

The Arthur H. Cole Prize

For the Best Article Published in theĀ Journal of Economic History

 

1997

Price Fishback & Shawn Kantor

University of Arizona

The Durable Experiment: State Insurance of Workers’ Compensation Risk in the Early Twentieth Century

1996

Paul Rhode

University of North Carolina

Learning, Capital Accumulation, and the Transformation of California Agriculture

1995

David Weir

University of Chicago

Family Income, Mortality, and Fertility on the Eve of the Demographic Transition: A Case Study of Rosny-sous-Bois

1994

Joseph Ferrie

Northwestern University

The Wealth Accumulation of Antebellum European Immigrants to the United States, 1840-1860

1993

Howard Bodenhorn

Lafayette College

Capital Mobility and Financial Integration in Antebellum America

1992

Philip Hoffman

California Institute of Technology

Land Rents and Agricultural Productivity: the Paris Basin, 1450-1789

1991

Jean Laurent Rosenthal

University of California at Los Angeles

The Development of Irrigation in Provence, 1700-1860: The French Revolution and Economic Growth

1990

Jane Humphries

University of Massachusetts and Cambridge University

Enclosures, Common rights, and Women: The Proletarianization of Families in the Late Eighteenth and Early Nineteenth Centuries

1989

Kenneth Sokoloff

University of California at Los Angeles

Inventive Activity in Early Industrial America: Evidence from Patent Records, 1790-1846

1988

Robert Margo and Georgia Villaflor

Colgate University, San Diego State University

The Growth of Wages in Antebellum America

1987

Naomi Lamoreaux

Brown University

Banks, Kinship, and Economic Development: The New England Case

1986

Roger Ransom and Richard Sutch

University of California at Riverside University of California at Berkeley

The Labor of Older Americans: Retirement of Men On and Off the Job, 1870-1937

1985

Stefano Fenoaltea

Swarthmore College

Slavery and Supervision in Comparative Perspective: A Model

1984

David Weir

Yale University

Life Under Pressure: France and England, 1670-1870

1983

Bruce Campbell

Queen’s University, Belfast

Arable Productivity in Medieval England: Some Evidence from Norfolk

1982

C. Knick Harley

Western Ontario

British Industrialization Before 1841: Evidence of Slower Growth During the Industrial Revolution

1981

Winifred Rothenberg

Brandeis University

The Market and Massachusetts Farmers, 1750-1855

1980

Robert Allen

University of British Columbia

International Competition in Iron and Steel, 1850-1913

1979

Charles McCurdy

University of Virginia

American Law and the Marketing Structure of the Large Corporation, 1875-1890

1979

Lars Sandberg

Ohio State University

The Case of the Impoverished Sophisticate: Human Capital and Swedish Economic Growth before World War I

1978

George Grantham

McGill University

The Diffusion of the New Husbandry in Northern France, 1815-1840

1977

Fredric Cheyette

Amherst College

The Origins of European Villages and the First European Expansion

1977

John James

University of Virginia

The Development of a National Money Market, 1893-1911

1976

Richard Rapp

SUNY, Stonybrook

The Unmaking of the Mediterranean Trade Hegemony: International Trade Rivalry and the Commercial Revolution

1975

Gavin Wright

University of Michigan

Cotton Competition and the Post-Bellum Recovery of the American South

1974

Kozo Yamamura

University of Washington

Toward a Reexamination of the Economic History of Tokugawa Japan, 1600-1867

1973

James Mak and Gary Walton

University of Hawaii Indiana University

Steamboats and the Great Productivity Surge in River Transportation

1972

Allen Kelley and Jeffrey Williamson

University of Wisconsin

Writing History Backwards: Meiji Japan Revisited

1971

Richard Edwards

Harvard University

Economic Sophistication in 19th Century Congressional Tariff Debates

1971

William McCormick & Charles Franks

University of Colorado

A Self-Generating Model of Long-Swings for the American Economy, 1860-1940

1970

Richard Sylla

North Carolina State University

Federal Policy, Banking Market Structure, and Capital Mobilization in the United States, 1863-1913

1967-69

If anyone has information about the years 1967, 68 and 69, we would appreciate hearing from you

1966

Lance Davis

Purdue University

The Investment Market, 1870-1914