2018 Tobin Prize for Inequality and Decision Making

The Tobin Project is currently seeking submissions for its 2018 Prize on Inequality and Decision Making. The $20,000 Prize will be awarded to a junior scholar (or scholars) for insightful and novel research on the topic of inequality and decision making. The deadline for submissions is March 5th, 2018. More information about the prize and the application process can be found here.

With this prize, we hope to recognize exemplary work on inequality and decision making—work that will, in turn, plant the seeds for future studies and offer a model for rigorous and thoughtful research. We believe that recognizing this research will spur further innovation in the field of inequality and decision making, signal that inequality and decision making is a fruitful avenue for future research, and encourage scholars to pursue new work in this area.

The prize winner will be selected by a prize committee comprised of leading scholars in the field of inequality and decision making: Nancy Adler, Lisa and John Pritzker Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco; Marianne Bertrand, Chris P. Dialynas Distinguished Service Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago; and Christopher Jencks, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Social Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, Emeritus. Given their experience across disciplines, expertise in this area of research, and previous engagement with the Tobin Project’s Economic Inequality initiative, the committee members are uniquely suited to select work in the field of inequality and decision making that possesses both intellectual rigor and the potential to make a large impact on the field and the world more broadly.

If you have any questions about the prize, please contact us at research@tobinproject.org