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EHA PRIZEs/Awards

EHA recognizes excellence in research, publication, and teaching of economic history

The EHA recognizes excellence in research, publication, and teaching of economic history by awarding several annual and biennial prizes in the following categories:

PRIZES AWARDED AT 2022 ANNUAL MEETING

The Economic History Association announced the 2022 prize winners at the Annual Meeting in La Crosse, WI.

Jingyi Huang, Harvard University and Brandeis University, received the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History for the dissertation The Impact of Innovation, Regulation, and Market Power on Economic Development: Evidence from the American West, completed at University of California, Los Angeles. (This prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press.)

Hanzhi Deng, Fudan University, received the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in non-US or Canadian Economic History for the dissertation A History of Decentralization: Fiscal Transitions in Late Imperial China, 1850-1911, completed at the London School of Economics.

Gregory Clark, University of California, Davis, was awarded the annual Jonathan Hughes Prize, honoring excellence in teaching economic history.

Robert Gallman, Paul Rhode, and Zorina Khan shared the Alice Hanson Jones Biennial Prize for Outstanding Book in North American History. Gallman and Rhode were awarded for their book Capital in the Nineteenth Century: Chicago University Press. Khan was awarded for the book Inventing Ideas: Patents, Prizes, and the Knowledge Economy: Oxford University Press.

Alan Taylor was awarded the Engerman-Goldin Prize for contributions in the past six years in creating, compiling, and sharing data in the JST Macrohistory Dataset.

Chicheng Ma was awarded the Cole Prize for the article Knowledge Diffusion and Intellectual Change: When Chinese Literati Met European Jesuits, Journal of Economic History, 81 (4): 1052-1097.

The Excellence in Refereeing for the Journal of Economic History award went to Vellore Arthi, University of California, Irvine.

The award for Exceptional Service to the Journal of Economic History Editorial Board went to Latika Chaudhary, Naval Postgraduate School.

Timur Natkhov and Natalia Vasilenok were awarded the Larry Neal Prize for their article Skilled Immigrants and Technology Adoption: Evidence from the German Settlements in the Russian,  Explorations in Economic History, Vol 81, July 2021.

Guido Alfani and Mark Koyama were honored for their service as Outstanding Reviewers for Explorations in Economic History.

PRIZES AWARDED AT 2021 ANNUAL MEETING

The Economic History Association announced the 2021 prize winners at the Annual Meeting in Tucson, AZ.

Brian Marein, University of Toronto, received the Allan Nevins Prize for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History for his dissertation The Economic Development of Puerto Rico after United States Annexation, completed at University of Colorado. (This prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press.)


Emiliano Travieso Barris, Carlos III University of Madrid,  received the Alexander Gerschenkron Prize for the Best Dissertation in non-US or Canadian Economic History for his dissertation Resources, Environment, and Rural Development in Uruguay, 1779-1913, completed at the University of Cambridge.

Jari Eloranta, University of Helsinki, was awarded the annual Jonathan Hughes Prize, honoring excellence in teaching economic history.

Ron Harris and Gregg Huff shared the Lindert-Williamson Biennial Prize for Outstanding Book in Global, African, Asian, Australian, and/or South American History. Harris was awarded for his book Going the Distance: Eurasian Trade and the Rise of the Business Corporation, 1400-1700: Princeton U Press. Huff was rewarded for his book World War II and Southeast Asia, Economy and Society under Japanese Occupation, Cambridge Univ Press.

Neil Cummins was awarded the Cole Prize for his article Where is the Middle Class? Evidence from 60 million English Death and Probate Records, 1892-1992, Journal of Economic History, 81(2): 359-404.

The Ranki Prize, awarded every other year for an Outstanding Book on the Economic History of Europe, went to two books this year: Sheilagh Ogilvie was awarded for her book The European Guilds (Princeton University Press, 2019) and Philip Hoffman, Gilles Postel-Vinay, and Jean-Laurent Rosenthal were rewarded for their book Dark Matter Credit Princeton University Press, 2019).

Steven Ruggles was awarded the Gallman-Parker Prize for his lifetime contributions to creating, compiling, and sharing data.

The Excellence in Refereeing for the Journal of Economic History Award went to Steven Nafziger, Williams College.

The Exceptional Service to the Journal of Economic History Editorial Board Award went to  Karen Clay, Carnegie Mellon University.

Guillaume Blanc, Brown University, and Romain Wacziarg, UCLA, Anderson, were awarded the Larry Neal Prize for their article Change and Persistence in the Age of Modernization: Saint-Germain-d’Anxure, 1730-1895,

Explorations in Economic History, Vol 78, October 2020.
Dan Aaronson, Chicago Fed, and Vellore Arthi, University of California, Irvine, were honored for their service as Outstanding Reviewers for Explorations in Economic History.