Luzzatto Prize

Every second year since 1996, the European Historical Economics Society (EHES) awards the Gino Luzzatto Prize for the best PhD dissertation on European economic history, defended over the last two years.

The prize is named after Italian economic historian Gino Luzzatto (1878–1964). Summaries of the dissertations of the three finalists are published in the European Review of Economic History.

Past winners of the prize include

* Felix Kersting (Humboldt University), The Political Economy of Social Identity in 19th Century Germany (2019-21)

* Thilo Albers (London School of Economics), Trade Frictions, Trade Policies, and the Interwar Business Cycle (2017-19)

* Thor Berger (Lund University), Engines of Growth: Essays in Swedish Economic History (2015-17)

* Yannay Spitzer (Northwestern University), Essays on the Economics of the Jews and Their Migration (2013-2015)

* Theresa Gutberlet (University of Arizona), Mechanisation, transportation, and the Localisation of industry in Germany 1846 – 1907 (2011-2013)

* Olivier Accominotti (Sciences Po Paris), Foreign Exchange Reserves, Financial  Instability and Contagion: Three Essays on the Great Depression (2009-2011)

* Haggay Etkes (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Nomads and Droughts, Challenges to Middle Eastern Economic Development: The Case of Early Ottoman Gaza (1516-82) (2007-2009)

*Rui Pedro Esteves (UC Berkeley), Between Imperialism and Capitalism. European Capital Exports before 1914, and David Khoudour-Castéras (Sciences Po Paris), International Migration, Exchange Rate Regimes and Social Policies: A New Economic Policy Trilemma? (2005-2007)

* Nikolaus Wolf (Humboldt University Berlin), Economic Integration in Historical Perspective: The Case of Interwar Poland, 1918-1939 (2003-2005)

* Gerben Bakker (European University Institute), Entertainment industrialised : the emergence of the international film industry, 1890-1940 (2001-2003)

* Yadira Gonzalez de Lara (European University Institute), Institutions for contract enforcement and risk-sharing: From the sea loan to the commenda in late medieval Venice, and Liam Brunt (Oxford University), New technology and labour productivity in English and French agriculture, 1700–1850 (1999-2001)

* Hans-Joachim Voth (Oxford University). Time Use in Eighteenth-Century London: Some Evidence from the Old Bailey (1996-1999).

*Caroline Fohlin (UC Berkeley), Financial Intermediation, Investment, and Industrial Development: Universal Banking in Germany and Italy from Unification to World War I