Central Council

Young Economist Award

The Economic Society of Australia established the Young Economist Award in 2006. Prior to 2011 the Award was biannual. In 2011 Central Council amended the rules to allow the Award to be made annually.

Purpose

To honour that Australian economist under the age of forty who is deemed to have made a significant contribution to economic thought and knowledge.

Eligibility

Any Australian (resident) economist under the age of 40, who is a member of the Society, and who has studied and/or worked in Australia for five out of the previous ten years would be eligible.

The Society will consider nominations of individuals over the age of 40 who have had career interruptions, which when taken into account, would qualify them for nomination.

Selection

Selection is determined by a Committee of at least five (5) persons appointed by Central Council. The Committee includes the President (ex-officio), the Editor of the Economic Record (ex-officio), 2 Distinguished Fellows and an ESA Central Council member. Nominations may be made by a Branch. Nominations are to be received by the date set each year by Central Council. The selection committee is to reach a decision in time for the Award to be announced at the next Annual Conference of Economists. Normally, not more than one (1) Award should be made each year. No Award should be made if there is no nominee considered worthy.

Announcement and Presentation

The Award is to be announced and presented at the next Australian Conference of Economists, whenever possible. The Award is to be accompanied by a citation. The Awardee is to be invited to present a lecture at the next Australian Conference of Economists.

Recipient 2018

The recipient of the 2018 Distinguished Fellow Award is Professor Rachel Ong ViforJ. Click here to read Professor Ong ViforJ's citation.

Past recipients

  • 2016 Professor Lionel Page
  • 2013 Professor Chris Edmond
  • 2011 Andrew Leigh
  • 2009 Professor Paul Fritjers
  • 2007 Professor Joshua Gans

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