The Warren J. and Sylvia J. Samuels Young Scholars Program

The Samuels Young Scholars Program is dedicated to growing the field of the History of Economic Thought. The Samuels Young Scholars Program began in 2000 as an initiative from Dr. Sandra Peart. It is designed to support and highlight research by PhD candidates and early career scholars who have obtained their PhDs within the last three years. The program received generous financial support from Warren and Sylvia Samuels.

Each year, fifteen young scholars will receive a $600 travel stipend, free registration to the conference, tickets to the conference reception, to the Neil Niman Young Scholars Luncheon, and a ticket to the awards banquet. Also included is a year’s membership of the society and subscription to the society’s Journal for the History of Economic Thought. Ten Young Scholars will be selected annually to receive this awards.

Young Scholars whose papers have been selected for presentation in a History of Economics Society session at the annual ASSA Conference in January can also apply for travel support funding. Once your paper has been accepted by the Vice President, send your request, including paper title, session title and organizer, and vita, to

Decisions will be made by the Young Scholars Committee of Stefan Kolev (chair), Guido Erreygers, and Camila Orozco Espinel.

Any individual eligible to apply as a Young Scholar is able to submit their conference paper to the Young Scholars Committee for the award of Best Conference Paper by a Young Scholar.

Details on how to apply will be provided to conference attendees. 

Young Scholars 2019

Jessica Nascimento, University of Sao Paulo – USP
Yue Xiao, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law
Ana Paula Londe Silva, Federal University of Minas Gerais
Julien Grandjean, Université de Lorraine
Serge Benest, ENS Paris-Saclay
Matthieu Renault, University of São Paulo (FEA-USP)
Lachezar Grudev, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg im Breisgau
Guillaume Noblet, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Robert Kaminski, University of Chicago
Nicolas Dvoskin, ZILAS, Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
Patrick Fontaine Reis de Araujo, UFRJ
Julia Lücke, Universität Hamburg, Department of Economics
Chung-Tang Cheng, London School of Economics
Sofia Valeonti, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
Cedric Philadelphe Divry, Pantheon-Sorbonne University
Roni Hirsch, Harvard University
Christina Laskaridis, SOAS & HOPE Center, DUKE
Byron Carson, Hampden-Sydney College
Isaías Albertin de Moraes, São Paulo State University (Unesp)
Adrian K. Yee, University of Toronto
Samuel Demeulemeester, ENS de Lyon and Paris 8 University