2019 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize


The RES is pleased to announce that the 2019 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize has been awarded to Evelina Gavrilova, Takuma Kamada and Floris Zoutman for their article ‘Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organisations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime’. The paper studies medical marijuana laws and their potential for combatting violent crime, specifically in US counties on the Mexican border.

The Austin Robinson Memorial Prize is awarded annually for the best paper published in the Economic Journal by authors who are within five years of receiving their PhDs. The prize is awarded by the Managing Editors of the Economic Journal.

The paper was published in the January 2019 issue of The Economic Journal. You can read our full media briefing for the paper here.