Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Ann Carlos Awarded EHA's 2011 Hughes Prize

At its recent meeting, the Economic History Association awarded its Jonathan Hughes Prize to Ann Carlos, professor of economics at the University of Colorado and a longtime BHC member. Her research interests focus on the Canadian fur trade and on the growth and development of comparative business organizations in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. She is the author most recently of Commerce by a Frozen Sea: Native Americans and the European Fur Trade (with Frank Lewis) (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).
  The EHA awards the prize, which recognizes excellence in teaching economic history, each year at its annual meeting. The award is given in honor of Jonathan Hughes, scholar and committed and influential teacher of economic history, former chair of the Economics Department at Northwestern University. He is the author of The Vital Few: The Entrepreneur and American Economic Progress (1966; Oxford University Press, 1986 [exp. ed.]).
   A full list of EHA prizes awarded can be found on the organization's website.