The Alexander Gerschenkron Prize is awarded for the best dissertation in the economic history of an area outside of the United States or Canada completed during the preceding year. The 2022 prize will be awarded at the Economic History Association’s annual meeting in La Crosse in September 2022.
Scholars submitting a dissertation for the dissertation and prizes for the 2022 Economic History Association meeting may not submit a proposal for the general program that is part of or derived from the dissertation.
Eligibility: Those who received their Ph.D. between June 1, 2021 and May 30, 2022 are eligible and invited to submit their dissertation for consideration. All candidates for these prizes must be members of the Economic History Association. Dissertations submitted for consideration must be in English. Submission of a dissertation implies that candidates are prepared to attend the 2022 meetings in La Crosse. Presentation of a dissertation summary is required by all finalists.
Submissions: To be considered for these prizes, completed dissertations must be submitted by email on or before May 15, 2022. Dissertations must include a page with the names of the dissertation committee members. The version of the dissertation submitted for consideration for the prize must be the same one that was submitted for the degree. It may not be a later version. Submissions of more than 5MB should prepare to send a download link rather than an attachment. Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2022.
DEADLINE FOR DATESTAMP ON EMAIL ENTRIES: May 15, 2022
Please send submitted dissertations to:
All submissions will be acknowledged by return email.
Notices announcing the selection of finalists will be sent to all candidates by July 15, 2022.