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 14 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 ( if you wish to publicise a prize to our members.  

See below for details of current prizes being offered:


The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) is an apex financial institution for financing India's foreign trade. Exim Bank also promotes two-way trade and investment flows through advisory and information services.

India currently has Chairmanship of BRICS Forum, and the Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank), being the nominated member development bank from India under the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism, has assumed the Presidency of the BRICS Interbank Cooperation Mechanism. .

During India's Chairmanship, Exim Bank of India has instituted an Exim Bank of India BRICS Economic Research Award. The objective of the Award is to encourage and stimulate advanced research on economics related topics of relevance to the member nations of BRICS. The award would consist of a citation and prize money of Indian Rupees 1.50mn (approx GBP £15000).

Who is eligible:
Research scholars, who are nationals of any of the five member countries, viz Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, who have been awarded doctorate or have successfully completed all formalities for their doctorate degree during the period January 1, 2011 to December 31, 2015. The broad focus of the eligible theses could be International Economics, Trade, Development, and related aspects of Financing, which may also have particular relevance especially to BRICS nations/ member development banks of BRICS.

Detailed guidelines of the Award and terms and conditions for application and application form can be found here (separate pdf) and can also be downloaded from Exim Bank's website,

Deadline for entries: the deadline for receiving entries for the Award has now been extended to June 30, 2016

Duke University and the North Carolina (USA) Justice Center are supporting Smart Economics for the Environment and human Development (SEED). SEED is a multi-disciplinary effort, involving community members from business, politics, and NGO’s formulating smarter goals for economic activity and laying the groundwork for the design of economic indicators that promote sustainable and equitable development.

Call for Submissions:

SEED has asked the RES to publicise to our members, their call for "submissions of artistic renderings of what may well be the central dilemma of our time – the economic imperative to grow; the survival imperative to stop growing."
A committee consisting of scholars, students, political practitioners, and documentarians will award a $4,000 award for the first prize, and $1,000 for the second prize. There will also be an award for a $1,000 Reader’s Choice Award. All the winners will be invited to a public award ceremony at Duke University. The first prize winner will also be featured at an event at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies.


Submissions to are due at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016. Submissions are open to everyone.


Applicants interested in further background information, please visit, or, at any point, contact Dirk Philipsen at for reading materials, data, and general research on the broader question of causes and consequences of economic growth.

Full details at:


Wiley Prize in Economics

The Wiley Prize in Economics, worth £5,000, is awarded annually for achievement in research by an outstanding early career economist. The award is sponsored by publisher Wiley. The Prize was first awarded in 2013.

Eligible nominations can be for research in any field of economics or economic history, provided that the nominee is a UK national or resident, and received their doctorate after 1 January 2010. Nominations may only be made by Heads of Departments of Economics (or equivalent) in UK HE institutions, or by relevant learned societies. Only one nomination per nominating department/society is permitted.

Further information on the Wiley Prize in Economics.


The Rybzcynski Prize for Business Economics

The Society of Business Economists has, since 2000, awarded an annual prize for the year's best piece of writing on an issue of importance to business economists. The Rybczynski Prize is awarded in memory of Tad Rybczynski, an eminent economist and long-serving former Chairman of the Society.

Essays can be written especially for the competition, or may be work published in the twelve months prior. The judges will be looking for around 3000 – but not more than 4000 – well-written and thought-provoking words. Previous winners have been Roger Bootle, Simon Briscoe, Joanne Collins, Fergus Hicks, Thomas Mayer, Pam Woodall, Kevin Daly, Ian Bright, George Buckley and Tim Harford at The Financial Times. To have the chance of adding your own name to this list, please contact the SBE secretariat at  More details on the Rybzcynski Prize are available at the SBE website.

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