[OPE-L] Veblen 150 Prizes Awards

From: GERALD LEVY (gerald_a_levy@MSN.COM)
Date: Tue Nov 13 2007 - 09:07:20 EST

>From: Geoff Hodgson <g.m.hodgson@herts.ac.uk>
>Subject: Veblen 150 Prizes Awards
>Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2007
>Winners of the Competition to Honour the 150th Anniversary of the Birth of
>Thorstein Veblen
>This joint AFEE-EAEPE prize competition was for works unpublished or
>published no earlier than 2005. The prizes of £2000 each were presented at
>the EAEPE conference in Porto in Portugal on Saturday 3 November 2007.
>Winners of Category 1
>For candidates born on or after 1 January 1973, or currently enrolled PhD
>students, or candidates who were awarded their PhD on or after 1 January
>    * Olivier Brette, ‘Expanding the Dialogue Between Institutional
>Economics and Contemporary Evolutionary Economics: Veblen’s Methodology as
>a Framework’, Journal of Economic Issues, 40(2), June 2006, pp. 493-500.
>This published journal article addresses the question of possible links
>between various traditions of institutional economics, neo-Schumpeterian
>evolutionary economics and the regulation school. In a highly creative
>move, Brette uses Veblen’s methodological framework to consider points of
>both dialogue and possible fusion.
>    * Zdravka K. Todorova, Reconsidering the Role of Households in Economic
>Theory, PhD Thesis, University of Missouri – Kansas City, 2007.
>This ambitious PhD thesis considers the role of households within a
>micro-macro framework developed from a Post Keynesian and chartalist
>monetary theory of production. The work adds a further, Veblenian dimension
>by addressing the roles of gender and production in a pecuniary culture. It
>is a highly skilful and creative synthesis.
>Winners of Category 2
>For candidates who did not qualify for Category 1.
>    * Avner Greif, Institutions and the Path to the Modern Economy: Lessons
>from Medieval Trade (Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press,
>Greif’s book focuses on the evolution of the basic economic institutions of
>property and contract enforcement from medieval times. Using a combination
>of economic theory and rich empirical material, Greif develops an original
>and powerful explanation of the development of these institutions, which
>respects both cultural and historical specificities.
>    * Arild Vatn, Institutions and the Environment (Cheltenham and
>Northampton: UK and MA, USA, 2005).
>Vatn’s book addresses the urgent question of environmental policy and shows
>that an understanding of the role of institutions is vital in this area. It
>incorporates insights on institutions from both mainstream and heterodox
>traditions of thought. Magisterial and comprehensive, it is both a textbook
>and an inspiring, pioneering monograph.

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