Friday, July 10, 2015

Recent Prize Awards in Business and Economic History

The Editorial Advisory Board of the Business History Review has announced that the winner of the 2014 Henrietta Larson Article Award is Mary O’Sullivan of the University of Geneva for “A Fine Failure: Relationship Lending, Moses Taylor, and the Joliet Iron & Steel Company, 1869–1888” (BHR, Winter 2014).

The Economic and Business History Society's James Soltow Award for Best Paper in Essays in Economic & Business History for 2015 has gone to Janice Traflet and William R. Gruver, both of Bucknell University, for “The Quixotic Quest for Fairness: The SEC’s Role in the Rise of High Frequency Trading.”

The recipient of the European Business History Association Prize for the best paper presented at their annual meeting was Barbara Hahn of Texas Tech University and the University of Leeds for her paper, “Failures and Fairytales: Innovative Losers of the Industrial Revolution.”
     Honorable mentions were awarded to Jacob Halvas Bjerre, Copenhagen Business School, for “Racial Trade Barriers? Nazi Germany’s International Aryanization Policies: The Danish Case,” and Ewan Gibbs of the University of Glasgow for “The Moral Economy of the Scottish Coalfields: Managing Deindustrialization under Nationalization, c. 1947-1983.”

David Singerman of Rutgers University was awarded the Coleman Prize of the Association of Business Historians for his dissertation, “Inventing Purity in the Atlantic Sugar World, 1860-1930” (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2014). Singerman also won the BHC's Krooss Dissertation Prize.

The co-recipients of this year's Rovensky Prize are Gerardo Con Díaz of Yale University, for work on his dissertation “Intangible Inventions: A History of Software Patenting in the United States, 1945-1985,” and Rudi Batzell of Harvard University, to support work on “The Global Reconstruction Capitalism: Class, Corporations and the Rise of Welfare States, 1870-1930.”