Alexander Gerschenkron Prize

The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2021 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in Tucson, Arizona in September 2021.

Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2021 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.

 Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2020 and May 30, 2021 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2021 meetings.  Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists.

Submissions: To be considered for this prize, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2021. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. 


Please send submitted dissertations to:
Steven Nafziger

All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.

Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2020.