Best Article in the History of Economics Prize

In 1995 the Society established an annual award for Best Article in the History of Economics during the previous publication year. 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.

Eligibility: Any article in the history of economics or economic thought published in English in the calendar year preceding the next Annual Meeting of the Society is eligible (e.g. calendar year 2008 for Annual Meeting in June 2009). It is recognized however, that despite official publication dates, many publications are shipped after year end. In such cases, relevant articles that are in ‘proof’ form, with accompanying evidence of the journal and its year of publication, may be accepted at the discretion of the Chair of the committee.

Nomination process: The Committee considers all nominated articles as well as all articles published in the Society’s journal: Journal for the History of Economic Thought. The committee may not ask editors of journals for their nominations as editors, but editors may nominate in a personal capacity. Nomination of an article by its author is welcome.

Award Recipients

2016

Bruce Caldwell and Leonidas Montes
“Friedrich Hayek and His Visits to Chile”

The Review of Austrian Economics
(September 2015)

2015

Kevin Hoover “On the Reception of Haavelmo’s Econometric Thought” Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(March 2014)
2014 Dotan Leshem “Oikonomia Redefined” Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(March 2013)
2013 Till Düppe “Arrow and Debreu De-homogenized” Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(December 2012)
2012 Perry Mehrling “The Monetary Economics of Benjamin Graham:A Bridge Between Goods and Money?” Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(September 2011)
2011 Daniele Besomi ” ‘Periodic Crises’: Clément Juglar between Theories of Crises and Theories of Business Cycles” Research in the History of Economic Thought and Methodology
(2010, vol. 28 part 1)
2010 H. Spencer Banzhaf “Objective or Multi-Objective? Two Historically Competing Visions for Benefit Cost Analysis” Land Economics
(February 2009)
2009 Manuela Mosca “On the Origins of the Concept of Natural Monopoly” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(May 2008)
2008 Ivan Moscati “Early Experiments in Consumer Demand Theory: 1930-1970 “ History of Political Economy
(Fall 2007)
2007 Mauro Boianovsky “The Making of Chapters 13 and 14 of Patinkin’s Money, Interest, and Prices History of Political Economy
(Summer 2006)
2006 Carl Wennerlind “David Hume’s Monetary Theory Revisited: Was He Really a Quantity Theorist and an Inflationist?” Journal of Political Economy
(February 2005)
2005 Michael V. White “In the Lobby of the Energy Hotel: Jevons’s Formulation of the Postclassical “Economic Problem”” History of Political Economy (May 2004)
2004 Loic Charles “The Visual History of the Tableau Economique European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(Fall 2003)
2003 Philippe Fontaine “Blood, Politics, and Social Science: Richard Titmuss and the Institute of Economic Affairs, 1957-1973” Isis
(September 2002)
2002 David M. Levy “How the Dismal Science Got Its Name: Debating Racial Quackery” Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(March 2001)
2001 Samuel Hollander “Sraffa and the Interpretation of Ricardo: The Marxian Dimension” History of Political Economy
(Summer 2000)
2000 Francisco Louçã “The Econometric Challenge to Keynes: Arguments and Contradictions in the Early Debates about a Late Issue” European Journal of the History of Economic Thought
(Autumn 1999)
1999 Mauro Boianovsky “Wicksell on Deflation in the Early 1920s” History of Political Economy
(Summer 1998)
1998 Craufurd Goodwin and Alex Rogers “Cyberpunk and Chicago” The State of the History of Economic Thought
edited by James Henderson
(Routledge, 1997)
1997 William Coleman “How Theory Came to English Classical Economics” Scottish Journal of Political Economy
(May 1996)
1996 Robert J. Leonard “From Parlour Games to Social Science: von Neumann, Morgenstern, and the Creation of Game Theory, 1928-1944” Journal of Economic Literature
(June 1995)
1995 Maria Cristina Marcuzzo “At the Origin of Imperfect Competition: Different Views?” Perspectives on the History of Economic Thought
edited by Karen Vaughn
(Edward Elgar, 1994)