Call for Joseph Dorfman Best Dissertation Prize

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The History of Economics Society is accepting nominations for its annual JOSEPH DORFMAN BEST DISSERTATION PRIZE for dissertations in the history of economic thought and methodology.

In memory of Joseph Dorfman, historian of economic thought and Distinguished Fellow of the History of Economics Society, his family endowed a permanent fund for the award. The winner will receive a stipend of $500 plus travel expenses up to $1000 to attend the presentation at the Society’s annual conference.

All dissertations in the history of economic thought and economic methodology that are written in English and completed during the two previous academic years (September 2016 to August 2018) are eligible. The selection committee considers only nominated dissertations. Self-nominations are permitted.

A list of past recipients can be found at <>.

The selection committee is formed this year by: Hans-Michael Trautwein (Chair), Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg; Maxime Desmarais-Tremblay, Goldsmiths, University of London; José Edwards, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Viña del Mar; Edward Nik-Khah, Roanoke College .

To nominate a dissertation for the award, please send an email notification to the Chair by 8 January 2019, together with a pdf copy of the dissertation.

Hans-Michael Trautwein