Royal Economic Society Prize 2017


The 2017 RES prize was awarded to Robert Warren Anderson, Noel Johnson and Mark Koyama of George Mason University for their paper ‘Jewish Persecutions and Weather Shocks 1100-1800‘.


The Royal Economic Society prize was introduced in 1990, the year of the Centenary Volume of the Economic Journal. It was awarded to the author of the best non-solicited paper published in The EJ over a two-year period. Since 1996, the prize has been awarded annually. A committee consisting of the RES President, a representative of The Economic Journal Editorial Board and one member of the Society Council, selects the winner. The prize of £3000 is awarded at the RES Conference in the year following publication