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2023 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize

Austin Robinson Memorial Prize 2023-04

The RES is pleased to announce that the 2023 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize has been awarded to Gustav Agneman and Esther Chevrot-Bianco for ’ Market Participation and Moral Decision-Making: Experimental Evidence from Greenland.’

The prize-winning article was published in the February 2023 issue of The Economic Journal. You can read the full article Free to View here.

The Prize was awarded for the following reasons:

  • The article makes a great leap in understanding the question of how markets and moral sentiments are intertwined.
  • It combines new, interesting facts through a superbly designed experiment, accompanied by an impressive set of robustness checks that help us to think about the causal relationship between moral sentiments and market participation.
  • The authors’ evidence exploiting within-site variation in occupations makes splendid use of Greenland’s social fabric and surpasses all previous studies following similar lines of research.

One the winners of the 2023 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize Gustav Agneman said:

“I always enjoy reading the research that features in The Economic Journal, with its high standards in terms of both novelty and rigor. As such, seeing two of my co-authored papers published there last year was very big for me personally, and has opened new doors.”

The Prize is awarded annually for the best paper published in The Economic Journal by an author (or authors) who are within five years of receiving their PhD. The prize is awarded by the Editors of The Economic Journal.

The 2023 Austin Robinson Memorial Prize will be presented to the authors on 26 March at the gala dinner of the annual Royal Economic Society Conference in Belfast.