Awards

2018

The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2018 goes to Louis Galambos (Johns Hopkins University) for “The Entrepreneurial Culture and the Mysteries of Economic Development.”

The 2018 Fred Bateman Award for best paper at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Amanda Gregg (Middlebury College) and Steven Nafziger (Williams College) for the paper “The Births, Lives, and Deaths of Corporations in Late Imperial Russia.”

The 2018 Lynne Doti Award for best paper by a graduate student at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Stephanie Seketa (University of California, Santa Barbara) for the paper “Defining and Defending Valid Citizenship during War: Jewish Immigrant Businesses in World War I England.”


2017

The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2017 goes to Scott Clayman, Scott Deacle, and Andrew Economopoulos for “Caught in the Headlights: Revising the Road Kill Hypothesis of Antebellum Illinois Bank Failures.”

The 2017 Fred Bateman Award for best paper at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Rob Gillezeau (University of Victoria), Donna Feir (University of Victoria), and Maggie Jones (Queens University) for the paper “The Destruction of the Bison, Treaty Making, and Reversal of Fortunes on the Great Plains.”

The 2017 Lynne Doti Award for best paper by a graduate student at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Davor Mondom (Syracuse University) for the paper “Capitalism with a Human Face: Amway and the Rise of Postwar Conservatism.”


2016

The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2016 goes to Brad Sturgill and Daniel Giedeman for “Factor Shares, Economic Growth, and the Industrial Revolution.”

The 2016 Fred Bateman Award for best paper at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Soudeh Mirghasemi for the paper “Philosopher’s Concrete: Dam Construction, Farmland Values and Agricultural Production in the Western U.S.,1890 – 1920.”

The 2016 Lynne Doti Award for best paper by a graduate student at the annual EBHS Conference is awarded to Fan Fei for the paper “Interwar Highways and the Demise of the General Store.”


2015

The 2015 Fred Bateman Award for best paper presented at the annual EBHS Conference was awarded to John A. Dove for his paper “Do Fiscal Constraints Prevent Default? Historical Evidence from U.S. Municipalities

The 2015 Lynne Doti Award for best paper presented at the annual EBHS Conference by a graduate student was awarded to Vincent Geloso for his paper “Living Standards in New France on the Eve of Conquest


2014

The $1,000 James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History in 2014 was shared by two outstanding papers:

John A. Dove (Troy University), Gary M. Pecquet (Central Michigan University), and Clifford F. Thies (Shenandoah University) for THE MICHIGAN FREE BANK EXPERIENCE: WILD CAT BANKING OR INTERFERENCE WITH CONTRACT?

and

Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo (Bangor University), Tobias Karlsson (Lund University), and Björn Thodenius (Stockholm School of Economics) for THE ORIGINS OF THE CASHLESS SOCIETY: CASH DISPENSERS, DIRECT-TO-ACCOUNT PAYMENTS AND THE DEVELOPMENT OF ON-LINE REAL-TIME NETWORKS, C.1965-1985.