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”
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?
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.