European Society for the History of Economic Thought

ESHET Young Researcher Award

"I believe the students we train would end up as better economists if they had greater exposure to the history of economic thought (which, at this point, is pretty much null)" (Dani Rodrik).


The ESHET YOUNG RESEARCHER AWARD. This prize recognizes scholarly achievements of historians of economic thought at an early stage of their career. The prize is awarded to scholars below the age of 40 at the time of the annual conference in recognition of outstanding publications in the history of economic thought. It consists of 1,000 euro and a waiving of the conference fee when the prize is awarded.


Nominations should be sent as soon as possible, but not later than 30 December 2023 to the Chair of the relevant panel:  Carlo Zappia (
Please note also the following points:
Self-nominations are not accepted.
Nominations for the Young Researcher Award should include:
(i) A short resume stating the achievements of the candidate.
(ii) A CV with list of publications.
Subsequently each nominee will be asked to submit to the Council three publications on which s/he wishes to be judged.
The final decision on the prize will be made by the Council of ESHET in Graz
Rules for Awards
- No current member of the Council, Executive Committee or Senate is eligible for an academic prize or grant awarded by ESHET.
- Nobody can receive more than one award of the Society for the same work.
- Any member of an awarding committee needs to declare the extent of his/her institutional connections and/or extent of collaboration with the persons eligible for academic prizes.

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