The Economic History Association announced the 2018 prize winners at the Annual Meeting held recently in Montreal.
Gillian Brunet received the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “Understanding The Effects of Fiscal Policy: Measurement, Mechanisms, and Lessons from History”, completed at the University of California_Berkeley. Advisors: Christina Romer (chair), Barry Eichengreen, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Noam Yuchtman. (This prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press.)
Eric Prawitz received the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in non-US or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “On the Move: Essays on the Economic and Political Development of Sweden”, completed at Stockholm University. Advisors: Jakob Svensson
Howard Bodenhorn, Clemson University, was awarded the annual Jonathan Hughes Prize honoring excellence in teaching economic history.
Mohamed Saleh, Toulouse School of Economics, was awarded the Cole Prize for his article “On the Road to Heaven: Taxation, Conversion, and the Coptic-Muslim Socioeconomic Gap in Medieval Egypt”, published in the June 2018 issue of the Journal of Economic History.
There was a tie for the Alice Hansen Jones Prize this year. Leah Platt Boustan was awarded for her book “Competition in the Promised Land: Black Migrants in Northern Cities and Labor Markets” published by Princeton University Press and Douglas Irwin was awarded for his book “Clashing over Commerce: A History of U.S. Trade Policy published by University of Chicago Press.
Jeremy Atack, Vanderbilt University, was awarded the inaugural Engerman-Goldin Prize for creating, compiling, and sharing data and information with scholars.
The EHA Board approved two new awards this year to be awarded to up to two people annually at the discretion of the JEH Editors. The award for Excellence in Refereeing for the Journal of Economic History went to Laura Salisbury, York University, and Walker Hanlon, New York University. The award for Exceptional Service to the Journal of Economic History Editorial Board went to Sumner La Croix, University of Hawaii.
Congratulations to the 2018 awardees!
Each year the Economic History Association awards numerous grants and fellowships to deserving young scholars. Additionally, Cambridge University Press has made a generous donation to help the EHA endow one of the Dissertation Fellowships and two of the Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants.
The 2018 awardees are:
Arthor H. Cole Grant in Aid for Post-Doctoral Research :
Satiago Perez, University of California_Davis
Wei You, New York University
Economic History Association Dissertation Fellowships
Abhay Aneja, University of California_Berkeley
Aniket Panjwani, Northwestern University
Cambridge University Press Dissertation Fellowship
Itzchak Raz, Harvard University
Sokoloff Dissertation Fellowship
Yuzuru Kumon, University of California_Davis
Hui Ren Tan, Boston University
Cambridge University Press Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants
Mallory Hope, Yale University
Muly San, New York University
Economic History Association Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants
Matthew Curtis, University of California_Davis
Jeffrey Groesbeck, Toulouse School of Economics
Jessica LaVoice, University of Pittsburgh
Matthew Lowenstein, University of Chicago
Brian Marein, University of Colorado_Boulder
Korevaar Matthijs, Maastricht University
Muhamad Yusri Bin Mohamed Supiyan, University of Washington
For more information on the Grants and Fellowships awarded by EHA go to: http://eh.net/eha/grants-and-fellowships/
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At the recent 2017 Board of Trustee meeting in San Jose, CA the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to issue the following statement:
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The Economic History Association announced the 2017 prize winners at the Annual Meeting held recently in San Jose, CA.
Vellore Arthi received the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “Human Capital Formation and the American Dust Bowl”, completed at the University of Oxford. Advisors: James Fenske, Jane Humphries (This prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press.)
Michela Giorcelli received the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in non-US or Canadian Economic History, for her dissertation “Economic Recovery and the Determinants of Production and Innovation: Evidence from Post-WWII Italy”, completed at Stanford University. Advisors: Ran Abramitzky (chair), Nick Bloom, Pascaline Dupas, and Melanie Morten
Nicholas Crafts, University of Warwick, was awarded the annual Jonathan Hughes Prize honoring excellence in teaching economic history.
Trevon Logan and John Parman were awarded the Cole Prize for their article “The National Rise in Segregation”, published in the March 2017 issue of the Journal of Economic History.
Bruce Campbell, Queen’s University_Belfast, was awarded the Gyorgi Ranki Prize for his book, The Great Transition: Climate, Disease and Society in the Late-Medieval World, Cambridge University Press 2016.
Michael Haines, Colgate University, was awarded the inaugural Robert Gallman/William Parker Award for Lifetime Achievement in Data Preservation.
Congratulations to the 2017 awardees!
Cambridge University Press and the Economic History Association (EHA) are delighted to announce the creation of an endowment to support three new EHA awards–the Cambridge University Press Dissertation Fellowship and two Cambridge University Press Pre-Dissertation Exploratory Grants.
The first awards were made this year.
The Dissertation Fellowship was awarded to Eduardo Montero of Harvard University.
The Exploratory Grants were awarded to Cathrin Mohr of the University of Munich and to Erin McGuire of the University of Arizona.
Both Cambridge University Press and the EHA are proud to support these awards, signalling a commitment to the development of the future leaders of the field, whose research will direct the study of economic history throughout the world.
A new EHA endowment fund will be created specifically for these two awards composed of financial sponsorship from Cambridge University Press and funds EHA will contribute itself.
Each year the EHA will pay from the endowment a fixed amount of US$15,000 which will be divided between the Awards as follows:
• One dissertation fellowship of $10,000; and
• Two pre-dissertation grants of $2,500 each
The $10,000 dissertation fellowship will be awarded each year to a Ph.D. student who is completing his or her dissertation with plans to enter the job market. It can be used as income and/or to cover research expenses.
Each of the two pre-dissertation grants will provide $2,500 to students for research expenses related to developing a dissertation in economic history, including travel to libraries and archives, data entry, and other non-income expenses related to performing the research.
Students must be members of the EHA to qualify, and the recipients of the fellowship and grants will be chosen by the EHA’s Committee on Research in Economic History from students who apply by January each year, commencing in 2016.