Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize
In 1990 the Society established an annual prize for the best dissertation in the history of economics. Beside the honor, there is a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $500 to attend the presentation at the Society's annual conference.
In 1992 the family of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the Society, endowed a permanent fund for the award, which is now the Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize.
The selection committee considers only nominated dissertations. All dissertations in the history of economic thought and methodology in English completed during the previous academic year (September to August) are eligible.
|2012||Alla Semenova||"The origins of money: Evaluating chartalist and metallist theories in the context of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia"|
L. Randall Wray
|2011||Maria Teresa Tomas Rangil||"The role of self-interest and rationality in the explanation of international and civil wars, 1942-2005"|
|2010||Angus Robinson Burgin|
|2008||Huei-Chun Su||"Economic Justice and Liberty: The Social Philosophy in John Stuart Mill's Utilitarianism"|
John Maloney (University of Exeter)
|2007||Tiago Mata||"Dissent in Economics: Making Radical Political Economics and Post Keynesian Economics, 1960-1080"|
|2006||Cristel Anne de Rouvray||"Economists Writing History: American and French Experience in the mid-20th Century"|
|2005||Kyu Sang Lee||"Rationality, minds and machines in the laboratory: A thematic history of Vernon Smith's experimental economics."||Phil Mirowski |
(University of Notre Dame)
|2004||Thomas A. Stapleford||"The Single Most Important Statistic: The Consumer Price Index and American Political Economy, 1880-1955"||Anne Harrington |
|2003||Farid El-Husseini||"Interspatial Price Equilibrium and the Incidence of Tariffs: The Development of the Cournot-Cunynghame-Pigou Approach to the Partial Equilibrium Analysis of International Trade"||Anthony Brewer |
(University of Bristol)
|2002||Nicola Giocoli||"Equilibrium and Rationality in Economics: From the Years of 'High Theory' to the Foundations of Modern Game Theory"||Marco Dardi|
(University of Florence)
|2001||Bert Mosselmans||"From Classical to Neoclassical: The Economic Thought of William Stanley Jevons (1835 - 1882) and Its Relation to his Ethics, Logic and Aesthetics"
Related to HES List Guest Editorial
|2000||Matthias Klaes||"The Emergence of Transaction Costs in Economics: A Conceptual History"||Martin Kusch and David Bloor|
|1999||Timothy Davis||"David Ricardo's Macroeconomics"
HES List Guest Editorial
|1998||Thomas C. Leonard||"The Reason of Rules in the Intellectual Economy: The Economics of Science and the Science of Economics"
|1997||Daniele Besomi||"The Making of Harrod's Dynamics"||John Presley|
|1996||Jeff Lipkes||"Politics, Religion, and the Fate of Classical Political Economy: John Stuart Mill and His Followers, 1860-1875"|| Harold James|
|1995||Esther-Mirjam Sent||"Resisting Sargent"||Kenneth Arrow|
|1994||Emeil F. Wubben||"Markets, Uncertainty, and Decision Making: A History of the Introduction of Uncertainty into Economics"||J.H.P. Paelink|
|1993||John Vint||"The Wages Fund Doctrine: A Lakatosian Analysis"||Vivienne Brown|
|1992||Ross B. Emmett||"'The Economist as Philosopher': Frank H. Knight and American Social Science During the Twenties and Thirties"||A.M.C. Waterman|
|1991||Sandra Peart||"The Applied Economics of William Stanley Jevons, Including Some Comparisons with John Stuart Mill"||Samuel Hollander|
|1990||W. D. Sockwell||"Contributions of Henry Brougham and William Ellis to Classical Political Economy"||William O. Thweatt