Warren Samuels Prize
The Warren Samuels Prize is awarded to a paper, presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:
- Is of high quality,
- Is important to the project of social economics,
- Has broad appeal across disciplines.
It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.
The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.
The selection committee consists of:
The immediate Past-President of the ASE;
A Co-editor of the Review of Social Economy (Chair);
A member of the Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy.
The Warren Samuels Prize for the best paper presented at the 2008 ASSA meetings in New Orleans was presented to Robert Scott and Steve Pressman for their paper "The Misplaced Interest in Government Measures of Poverty and Inequality."
The Warren Samuels Prize for the best paper presented at the 2010 ASSA meetings in Atlanta, GA was presented to Edward J. Kane for his paper "The Importance of Monitoring and Mitigating the Safety-Net Consequences of Regulation-Induced Innovation”.
The Warren Samuels Prize for the best paper presented at the 2012 ASSA meetings in Chicago, IL was presented to Carl Wennerlind for his paper " The Role of Political Economy in Humes's Theory of Justice".
The Warren Samuels Prize for the best paper paresented at the 2013 ASSA meetings in San Diego, CA, was presented to Mary Wren for her paper "The Social Ontology of Fear and Neoliberalism".