Prizes

Journal Prizes

There are four types of prize awarded each year in connection with The Economic Journal and The Econometrics Journal:

RES Prize

Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year as selected by the RES President, a representative of the Economic Journal Editorial Board and one invited judge from the RES Council.

Austin Robinson Prize

Awarded to the best paper published in the Economic Journal in a given year by an author (or multiple authors) who is within 5 years of receiving his or her (or their) PhD as selected by the Editors of the Economic Journal.

Economic Journal Referee Prizes

Up to 10 prizes awarded each year for referees judged by the Editors to have made an outstanding contribution in this capacity.

The Dennis Sargan Prize

Awarded for the best (unsolicited) article published in The Econometrics Journal in a given year by anyone who is within five years of being awarded their doctorate.

The Young Economist Essay competition
Up to £3000 of prize money is awarded annually to the winners of this essay competition on topical issues in economics. Entry is limited to those studying A levels or the International Baccalaureate educational programmes.


The RES is sometimes made aware of prizes and competitions offered by other organisations which may be of interest to our members. Contact the RES Administrator (royaleconsoc@st-andrews.ac.uk) if you wish to publicise a prize to our members.  

See below for details of current prizes being offered:

The 2014 Amartya Sen Prize Contest is soliciting original essays of ca. 7,000 to 9,000 words on how illicit financial flows relate to global poverty and inequality. Such essays could be empirical, analyzing for instance the distributional impact of illicit financial flows on the evolution of poverty or inequality. They could be normative, reflecting perhaps on who bears what responsibilities for the adverse effects of illicit financial flows. Or they might be practical, defending for example a feasible and politically realistic reform idea that could help curtail such outflows.

The best entries for the Amartya Sen Prize Contest will be presented at an international conference, November 7-9, 2014, at Yale University and subsequently published in a special issue of a prominent journal. In addition, at least two of the winning essays will receive a monetary award: a first prize of $5,000 and a second prize of $3,000.

Essays with more than one author will be accepted, although any monetary award will need to be shared amongst the authors.

More details: http://academicsstand.org/2014/06/2014-amartya-sen-prize-contest-call-for-submissions/
Entries can be e-mailed to Rachel Payne at rachel@academicsstand.org and must reach her by October 5, 2014. We ask that entries be anonymized to facilitate blind refereeing. Winners will be selected by an expert jury, whose decisions are final.


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