Annual Conference New Researcher Prize

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  • Past winners

    2021: Virtual Annual Conference, 6 – 9 April
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    NRIG: Monetary History
    Zombie international currency: The Pound Sterling, 1945-72
    Maylis Avaro (Graduate Institute, Geneva)

    NRID: Poverty and Disasters
    A Poor Inquiry: Poverty and living standards in pre-famine Ireland
    Áine Doran (Queen’s University Belfast)

    2020: Conference cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic

    2019: Queen’s University Belfast, 5 – 7 April
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    NRIIC: Business Outside Europe
    War, shortage and Thailand’s industrialisation, 1932-57
    Panarat Anamwathana (University of Oxford)

    NRIE: India and China
    The occupational structure of China 1736-1898 and the great divergence
    Cheng Yang (University of Cambridge)

    2018: Keele University, 6 – 8 April
    One prize was awarded to:

    IC: Banking and Financial Markets in the 19th Century
    Financial frictions in trade: Evidence from the British Banking Crisis of 1866
    Chenzi Xu (Harvard University)

    2017: Royal Holloway, University of London, 31 March – 2 April
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    IIA: Medieval and Early Modern Work
    Constructing equality? Women’s wages for physical labour, 1550-1759
    Kathryn Gary (Lund University)

    ID:  Nineteenth-Century Industry and Business
    Risk mitigation and selection under forward contracts: nineteenth-century Indian indentureship
    Alexander Persaud (University of Michigan)

    IID: Banks in Crisis
    A historic(al) run on repo? Repo lending and bank distress during the Austro-Hungarian Gründerkrach of 1873
    Kilian Rieder (University of Oxford)

    2016: Robinson College, Cambridge, 1 – 3 April
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    IIB: Industry, Work and Occupations
    Sebastien Keibek (University of Cambridge)
    The regional and national development of the male occupational structure of England and Wales, 1600-1820

    IF:  Business Strategies and Regulation in the Nineteenth Century
    Jasper Kunstreich (University of Oxford)
    Who had the right to fail? Insolvency regulation in German entrepôts, 1850-70

    2015: University of Wolverhampton, 27 – 29 March
    One prize was awarded to:

    IG: Fiscal Policy
    Andrea Papadia (London School of Economics)
    Sovereign defaults during the Great Depression: new data, new evidence

    2014: University of Warwick, 28 – 30 March
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    ID: Famine and Migration
    Charles Read (University of Cambridge)
    Laissez-faire, the Irish Famine, and British financial crisis c.1846-50

    IIA: Early Modern Crafts, Wages and Contracts
    Judy Stephenson (London School of Economics)
    Gilboy revisited: or low(er) wages and the pre-industrial London building craftsman

    2013: University of York, 5 – 7 April
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    IIB: The Household: Debt, Health and Social Insurance
    Katharina Gaertner (Free University of Berlin)
    Debt and economic recovery: evidence from the US Great Depression

    IID: Financial Institutions
    Natacha Postel-Vinay (London School of Economics)
    What caused Chicago bank failures in the Great Depression? A look at the 1920s

    IIB: The Household: Debt, Health and Social Insurance
    Eric Schneider (University of Oxford)
    Health, gender and the household: children’s growth in the Marcella Street Home, Boston, MA and the Ashford School, London, UK

    2012: St Catherine’s College, Oxford, 30 March – 1 April
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    IIE: Recessions, Crises and Depressions
    Divergent responses to recession: ecclesiastical estates in Durham, c.1400-c.1600
    Alex Brown (University of Durham)

    IE: Money and Finance
    Merger waves, stock market bubbles and commodity booms since the First World War
    Joseph Francis (London School of Economics)

    IB: Politics and the Economy in post-1945 Britain
    Farewell to prices and incomes policies: Conservative economic policy-making, 1974-79
    Adrian Williamson (University of Cambridge)

    2011: Robinson College, Cambridge, 1 – 3 April
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    IB: Fiscal and Monetary Policy
    Sovereign debt integration: how financial markets reacted to Italy’s unification
    Stéphanie Collet, Université Libre de Bruxelles/LSE

    ID: Pre-Colonial and Post-Colonial History
    Military service and human capital accumulation: evidence from colonial Punjab
    Oliver Vanden Eynde, LSE

    2010: Collingwood College, Durham, 26 – 28 March
    One prize was awarded to:

    IB: Accountancy, State Formation and Environment before 1550
    Between famine and plague: the impact of environmental and institutional crises on nutrition in late-medieval England, c.1300-50
    Philip Slavin (Yale University)

    2009: University of Warwick, 3 – 5 April
    Two prizes were awarded to:

    IF: Financial Centres and Bubbles
    The railway mania: fundamentals of a bubble
    Gareth Campbell (Queen’s University of Belfast)

    IIA: Pre-Modern
    ‘Red herrings and fishy business’: forgery in six medieval English towns
    Catherine Casson (University of York)

    2008: University of Nottingham,  28 – 30 March
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    IC: Medieval and Early Modern Europe
    Economic fluctuations and the poor: some Lancashire evidence, 1630-80
    Jonathan Healey (University of Oxford)

    IIA: Business and Finance
    The boats that did not sail: evidence on the sources of asset price volatility from an eighteenth century natural experiment
    Peter Koudijs (University Pompeu Fabra)

    IIE: Economics of the Family
    Child labour laws and the end of child labour in the US: evidence from American manufacturing censuses, 1900-20
    Juan Manuel Puerta (University Pompeu Fabra)

    2007: University of Exeter, 30 March – 1
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    ID: Overseas Expansion
    Challenging the Old Order: exploring the rise of the engineer in commercial shipping in Britain, Germany and France since 1830
    Kate Hamblin (University of Exeter)

    IIC: Market Efficiency
    India and the Great Divergence: assessing the efficiency of grain markets in 18th and 19th century India
    Roman Studer (University of Oxford)

    IID: Trade
    On the origins of the Atlantic Economy: five stylized facts about the American grain invasion of Britain, 1829-1929
    Paul Sharp (University of Copenhagen)

    2006: University of Reading, 31 March – 2 April 2006
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    IB: Business
    Tracking down Germany’s pre-World War I business cycle: a dynamic factor model for 1820-1913
    Martin Uebele & Samad Sarferaz (Humboldt University Berlin)

    IIB: Climate and Health
    Old habits die hard (sometimes): what can département heterogeneity tell us about the French fertility decline?
    Tommy Murphy (University of Oxford)

    IIC: Government and Economic Policy
    Institutions or factor endowments? – Income taxation in Argentina and Australia
    Andrew Mitchell (London School of Economics)

    2005: University of Leicester, 8 – 10 April 2005
    Three prizes were awarded to:

    Winning the local vote: the changing geographies of constituency campaigning in late 19th century British General Elections
    Matthew Badcock (University of Central England)

    How well did the Stock Exchange treat industry? Evidence from initial public offerings on the London Stock Exchange
    David Chambers (London School of Economics)

    Women’s wages and earnings inequality during industrialisation
    Natalia Mora-Sitja (University of Oxford)