In 2000 the Society inaugurated an annual prize for economics writing in memory of Tadeusz Rybczynski, an eminent economist and former Society Chairman.
The Rybczynski Prize is awarded to the best piece of writing on economics, as judged by the SBE Council (with assistance from specialist readers where appropriate). The judges look for high-quality submissions on an important real world economic issue which merits wide attention among professional economists. The style of the piece should make it accessible and interesting to an economically literate business audience.
The preferred length is 3000 words with a maximum length of 4000 words. Charts and tables are welcome but extensive use of algebra or footnotes is discouraged. The work may already be published or be original and should not have been published before 1 January 2017 ie. this prize is for work written and/or published between the start of the calendar year 2017 and the closing date (11 April 2018). Specially written shortened versions of longer works will be considered solely on their own merits.
A prize of £3000 is offered by the Society and is awarded at the Society’s Annual Dinner and the author(s) of the final shortlisted entries will be invited to the dinner as guests of the SPE.
The 2018 Competition is now closed.
The following entries, listed by author in alphabetical order, have been shortlisted for this year’s Rybczynski Prize:
- Chris Giles The RPI won’t RIP: the case for resurrection
- Sam Hill UK: The Brexit brunt - A stock-take of the economic impact so far
- Sean Maher and Damien Soh Is evidence of technology stagnation more statistical error than secular trend?
- James Plunkett Big data is changing how consumer markets work
- Matthew Whittaker Dis-United Kingdom? Inequality, growth and the Brexit divide
The winning entry will be announced at the SPE’s Annual Dinner on Thursday 24 May with the winner(s) receiving £3,000.