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The Association for Institutional Thought
Eleventh Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) is proud to announce its Eleventh Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition.  This competition seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research topics in the field of Evolutionary-Institutional Economics.  As a professional association, AFIT “… is devoted to encouraging and fostering the development of institutional thought in extension and modification of the contributions of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayers, John Commons, Wesley Mitchell and others.”   Also included are the contributions of Karl Polanyi, Gunnar Myrdal, Hyman Minsky, John Kenneth Galbraith among others. Competing researchers are encouraged to submit papers that carry on and further advance this tradition in Evolutionary-Institutional Economics.  

Awards will be given to what are selected as the best three student papers drawn from the pool of submissions.  Winners are then expected to present their research findings during a special session at the 37th Annual Meeting of AFIT that is scheduled to be held as part of the 58th annual conference of the Western Social Science Association Conference (WSSA) at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno, Nevada April 13-16, 2016.

Each of the three winners will receive:

$300.00 prize
One year student membership in AFIT
Paid WSSA Conference Registration
Paid Admission to the AFIT Banquet and Presidential Address

In order to be awarded the prize, winning papers need to be presented by the student at the special AFIT session.   Acknowledgements will be offered during the AFIT Banquet scheduled for the early evening of Thursday, April 14, 2016. 

Application Procedures and Deadlines

To enter into this competition, the person submitting needs to be identifiable as having student status.  Submitted papers need to run between 15 and 25 pages (4,000-7,000 words), including references and appendices.  An entry into this competition needs to include a title page with the paper’s title, author’s name, educational affiliation, and an email address.  Papers should be submitted electronically, preferably as a pdf file, by December 1, 2015.   Winners of previous competitions can be found at the AFIT website www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org.

Please send your papers to:
Professor John Watkins
Department of Economics
Westminster College
1840 South 1300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105
USA
E-mail    jwatkins@westminstercollege.edu


The Association for Institutional Thought
Tenth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) is proud to announce its Tenth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. This competition seeks to encourage undergraduate and graduate students to pursue research topics in the field of Evolutionary-Institutional Economics. As a professional association, AFIT “… is devoted to encouraging and fostering the development of institutional thought in extension and modification of the contributions of Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Clarence Ayers, John Commons, Wesley Mitchell and others.” Competing researchers are encouraged to submit papers that carry on and further advance this tradition in Evolutionary-Institutional Economics.  

Awards will be given to what are selected as the best three student papers drawn from the pool of submissions. Winners are then expected to present their research findings during a special session at the 36th Annual Meeting of AFIT that is scheduled to be held as part of the 57th annual conference of the Western Social Science Association Conference (WSSA) from 8-11 April 2015 at the Marriott Hotel in downtown Portland, Oregon.

Each of the three winners will receive:

$300.00 prize
One year student membership in AFIT
Paid WSSA Conference Registration
Paid Admission to the AFIT Banquet and Presidential Address

In order to be awarded the prize, winning papers need to be presented by the student at the special AFIT session. Acknowledgements will be offered during the AFIT Banquet scheduled for the early evening of Thursday, 09 April 2015.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

To enter into this competition, the person submitting needs to be identifiable as having student status. Submitted papers need to run between 15 and 25 pages (4,000-7,000 words), including references and appendices. An entry into this competition needs to include a title page with the paper’s title, author’s name, educational affiliation, and an email address. Papers should be submitted electronically and preferably as a pdf, and by 01 December 2014. Winners of previous competitions can be found at the AFIT website
www.associationforinstitutionalthought.org.

Please send to:
Professor John Hall
Department of Economics
Portland State University
P.O. Box 751
Portland, Oregon 97207-0751
USA
E-mail afit.news@gmail.com


The Association for Institutional Thought
Ninth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Ninth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework and which draws upon and acknowledges the work of Institutional economists.

Awards will be made to the three best papers. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association's Annual Conference at the Hyatt, Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 2-5, 2014.

Winners will each receive:

  1. $300 prize
  2. One year student membership in AFIT
  3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
  4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at the special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length (4,000–7,000 words), including references and appendices. An entry must include author, educational affiliation, and email address. They should be submitted electronically (preferably as a pdf) by December 1, 2013 to:

Professor Frederic S. Lee
Department of Economics
211 Haag Hall
University of Missouri-Kansas City
5100 Rockhill Road
Kansas City, Missouri 64110
USA
E-mail: leefs@umkc.edu

 


 

The Association for Institutional Thought
Eighth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Eighth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Awards will be made to the three best papers. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association's Annual Conference at the Grand Hyatt, Denver, April 10-13, 2013.

Winners will each receive:

  1. $300 prize
  2. One year student membership in AFIT
  3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
  4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at the special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length, including references and appendices. An entry must include author, educational affiliation, and email address. They should be submitted electronically (preferably as a pdf) by December 1, 2012 to:

Daniel Underwood Professor of Economics & Environmental Science Peninsula College

E-mail: DUnderwood@pencol.edu

 


 

The Association for Institutional Thought
Seventh Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Seventh Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Awards will be made to the three best papers. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association's 54th Annual Conference at the Hyatt Regency, Houston, April 11-14, 2012.

Winners will each receive:

  1. $300 prize
  2. One year student membership in AFIT
  3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
  4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at the special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by December 15, 2011 to:

Daniel A. Underwood
Professor, Economics & Environmental Science
Peninsula College
1502 East Lauridsen Blvd.
Port Angeles, WA 98362
USA
E-mail: dunderwood@pencol.edu

 


The Association for Institutional Thought
Sixth Annual Student Scholars Award Competition

The Association for Institutional Thought (AFIT) proudly announces the Sixth Annual AFIT Student Scholars Award Competition. The aim of AFIT is to encourage undergraduate and graduate students in Economics and Political Economy to pursue research in topics within the Institutional Economics framework.

Between three and five winning papers will be selected. Winners are expected to present their research during a special session at the Annual Meetings of AFIT, held during the Western Social Science Association's 53rd Annual Conference at theHiltonSaltLakeCenter,Salt Lake City, April 13-16, 2011.

Winners will each receive:

  1. $300 prize
  2. One year student membership in AFIT
  3. Paid WSSA Conference Registration
  4. Paid admission to the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner

Winning papers must be presented at a special AFIT session in order to be eligible for the prize. Prizes will be presented during the AFIT Presidential Address Dinner.

Application Procedures and Deadlines

Papers must be between 15-25 pages in length, including references and appendices. They should be submitted electronically (preferably in Word format) by December 15, 2010 to:

Christopher Brown Department of Economics and Finance ArkansasStateUniversity P.O. Box 729 State University,AR72467-0729 Phone: (870) 972-3737 email: crbrown@astate.edu