Gyorgy Ranki Biennial Prize

The Gyorgy Ranki Biennial Prize is awarded every other year for an Outstanding Book on the Economic History of Europe

DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: March 1, 2017

The Ranki Prize was established by the Economic History Association in 1989 to honor the late Gyorgy Ranki, a distinguished Hungarian economic historian who taught in both Hungary and the United States. The Ranki Prize is awarded biennially for an outstanding book in European economic history and is in the amount of $1,200. It alternates with the Alice Hanson Jones Prize for a book in North American (including Caribbean) economic history.

The 12th Ranki Prize will be awarded in September 2017 for a book published in 2015 or 2016

To be eligible, a book must be published in English and must, in whole or in substantial part, treat aspects of European economic history in any period from classical antiquity to the present. For purposes of this prize, Europe is understood to include European Russia as well as the British Isles. Books that compare European experience to that of other parts of the world, or that use historical information to examine present or anticipate future issues and trends, are also eligible as long as they pay significant attention to European economic history.

Nominations for the prize may be made by authors, publishers, or anyone else. Authors of nominated books need not be members of the Economic History Association. Date of publication rather than date of copyright determines eligibility. Translations of books published previously in a language other than English are eligible in the year of publication in English.

Whoever nominates a book should send a copy of the book and the curriculum vitae of the author(s) to each of the five members of the Ranki Prize committee.

For 2016-17, the chair of the committee is:

Professor Jane Humphries
Faculty of History
Oxford University
All Souls College
High Street
Oxford OX1 4AL
United Kingdom
email:  jane.humphries@all-souls.ox.ac.uk

Other members of the committee include:

Professor Joseph Manning
Department of Classics
311 Phelps Hall
Yale University
344 College Street
New Haven CT 06520-8266
email: joseph.manning@yale.edu

Professor Christophe Chamley
Boston University
Department of Economics
270, Bay State Road
Boston, MA, 02215
email: chamley@bu.edu

Professor Christopher Meisnner
University of California_Davis
Department of Economics
1104 SSH
1 Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
email: cmmeissner@ucdavis.edu

Professor Aldo Musachio
Brandeis University
International Business School
415 South Street MC 032
Waltham, MA 02453
email: aldom@brandeis.edu