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Prizes / Awards

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:

Data Awards

Engerman-Golden Prize

Awarded in even-numbered years, the Engerman-Goldin Prize is for creating, compiling, and sharing data and information with scholars.

Gallman-Parker Prize

Awarded in odd-numbered years, the Gallman-Parker Prize is for creating, compiling, and sharing data and information with scholars over the course of a career.

Dissertation Awards

The Nevins and Gerschenkron prizes are awarded annually for the best dissertations on North American and non-North American topics completed during the previous year. Six finalists, three for each award, are chosen to present dissertation summaries at the Association’s annual meetings each fall. Finalists will receive funds to defray travel expenses, and award recipients receive a cash prize.

Scholars submitting a dissertation may not, in the same year, submit a proposal to the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.  On an exception basis, the Association will allow a two-year window following thesis completion for submission.

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 published during the preceding year.

Allan Nevins Prize

The Allan Nevins Prize is awarded on behalf of Columbia University Press for the best dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History published during the preceding year.

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.

Gyorgy Ranki Biennial Prize

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

Peter Lindert-Jeffrey Williamson Prize

The Peter Lindert-Jeffrey Williamson Prize is awarded every other year for an Outstanding Book in Global, African, Asian, Australian, and/or South American Economic History

Alice Hanson Jones Prize

The Alice Hanson Jones Prize is awarded every other year for an Outstanding Book on North American Economic History.

Teaching Awards

Jonathan Hughes Prize for Excellence in Teaching Economic History

The annual Jonathan Hughes Prize is awarded to recognize excellence in teaching economic history. Jonathan Hughes was an outstanding scholar and a committed and influential teacher of economic history. The prize includes a $1,200 cash award. The winner is selected by the EHA Committee on Education and Teaching.