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Publication Awards

Arthur H. Cole Prize

Arthur H. Cole Prize is awarded annually by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Economic History for the best article in the previous year’s volume of the Journal.

Congratulations to the 2023 Arthur H. Cole Prize

Cormac O’Grada (University College Dublin) and Morgan Kelly (University College Dublin) for the article: “Connecting the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions: The Role of Practical Mathematics” Vol. 82, No. 3

Arthur H. Cole Prize Recipients

YEAR RECIPIENT INSTITUTION TITLE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY ISSUE
2023 Cormac OGrada and Morgan Kelly University College Dublin Connecting the Scientific and Industrial Revolutions: The Role of Practical Mathematics Vol. 82, No. 3
2022 Chicheng Ma Knowledge Diffusion and Intellectual Change: When Chinese Literati Met European Jesuits 81 (4): 1052-1097
2021 Neil Cummins Where is the Middle Class? Evidence from 60 million English Death and Probate Records, 1892-1992 81 (2): 359-404
2020 Felipe Gonzlez, Mounu Prem, and Francisco Urza The Privatization Origins of Political Corporations: Evidence from the Pinochet Regime 80(2):417-456, 2020
2019 Alexander Persaud University of Richmond Escaping Local Risk by Entering Indentureship: Evidence from Nineteenth-Century Indian Migration 79 (2)
2018 Mohamed Saleh Toulouse School of Economics On the Road to Heaven: Taxation, Conversion, and the Coptic-Muslim Socioeconomic Gap in Medieval Egypt June
2017 Trevon Logan and John Parman he National Rise in Segregation March
2016 Werner Troesken, Brian Beach, Joe Ferrie, and Martin Saavedrawere Typhoid Fever, Water Quality, and Human Capital Formation March
2015 Price Fishback and Valentina Kachanovskaya University of Arizona The Multiplier for the States in the Great Depression March
2014 Martha Bailey, University of Michigan and Nicolas Duquette, University of Southern California How Johnson Fought the War on Poverty: The Politics and Economics of Funding at the Office of Economic Opportunity June
2013 Dan Bogart, UC-Irvine and Latika Chaudhary, Scripps College Engines of Growth: The Productivity Advance of Indian Railways, 1874-1912 June
2012 Marlous van Waijenburg, Northwestern and Ewout Frankema, Wageningen University Structural Impediments to African Growth? New Evidence from Real Wages in British Africa, 1880-1965 December
2011 Nikolaus Wolf, Max-Stephan Schultze, and Hans-Christian Heinemeyer On the Economic Consequences of the Peace: Trade and Borders After Versailles December
2010 Michael Huberman, University of Montreal, and Christopher Meissner, UC Davis Riding the Wave of Trade: The Rise of Labor Regulation in the Golden Age of Globalization September
2009 Rui Esteves (Oxford) and David Khoudour-Castras (CEPII) A Fantastic Rain of Gold: European Migrants Remittances and Balance of Payments Adjustment During the Gold Standard Period December
2008 Eric Hilt Wellesley College When did Ownership Separate from Control? Corporate Governance in the Early Nineteenth Century September
2007 Aldo Musacchio Harvard Business School an Civil Law Countries get Good Institutions: Lessons from the History of Creditor Rights and Bond Markets in Brazil March
2006 Tim Leunig London School of Economics Time is Money: A Re-assessment of the Passenger Social Savings From Victorian British Railways September
2005 Stanley L. Engerman and Kenneth L. Sokoloff The Evolution of Suffrage Institutions in the New World December
2004 Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker Completing a Financial Revolution: The Finance of the Dutch East India Trade and the Rise of the Amsterdam Capital Market, 1595-1612 September
2003 John James and Mark Thomas University Virginia A Golden Age: Unemployment and the American Labor Market, 1880-1910 December
2002 Alan L. Olmstead and Paul W. Rhode University of California Davis and the University of North Carolina Hog-Round Marketing, Seed Quality, and Government Policy: Institutional Change in U.S. Cotton Production, 1920-1960 June
2001 Suleyman Ozmucur and Sevket Pamuk Bogazici University Real Wages and the Standards of Living in the Ottoman Empire, 1489-1914 June
2000 Lillian Li Swarthmore College Integration and Disintegration in North Chinas Grain Markets, 1738-1911 September
1999 Gerardo Della Paolera and Alan M. Taylor Economic Recovery from the Argentine Great Depression: Institutions, Expectations, and the Change of Macroeconomic Regime September
1998 Charles Feinstein All Souls College, Oxford University, U.K., for Pessimism Perpetuated: Real Wages and the Standard of Living in Britain during and after the Industrial Revolution September
1997 Kevin ORourke The European Grain Invasion, 1870-1913 September