Best Paper Awards
The editors of Public Choice are pleased to announce their selections for the best papers published during calendar year 2020.
The Duncan Black Prize for the best article contributed by a senior scholar or scholars is awarded jointly to Jarosław Flis, Wojciech Słomczyński, and Dariusz Stolicki (Jagiellonian University) for:
"Pot and ladle: a formula for estimating the distribution of seats under the Jefferson–D’Hondt method"
Public Choice 182.1-2 (January 2020)
The Gordon Tullock Prize for the best article contributed by a younger scholar or scholars is awarded to Christophe Lévêque (Université de Bordeaux) for:
"Political connections, political favoritism and political competition: evidence from the granting of building permits by French mayors"
Public Choice 184.1-2 (July 2020)
The prizes carry honoraria of $1,000 each. The honorarium for the Duncan Black Prize is funded by the Public Choice Society; SpringerNature, the publisher of Public Choice, funds the honorarium for the Gordon Tullock Prize.
Previous Winners of the Duncan Black Prize and the Gordon Tullock Prize:
2019 Duncan Black Prize
“Is Civic Duty the Solution to the Paradox of Voting?”
Abel Francois & Olivier Gergaud
2019 Tullock Prize
“Titles for Me but not for Thee: Transitional Gains Trap of Property Rights Extension in Colombia”
2018 Duncan Black Prize
“Distributive Politics and Congressional Voting: Public Lands in the Jacksonian Era”
Sean Gailmard & Jeffery A. Jenkins
2018 Tullock Prize
“The Lightship in Economics”
Rosolino A. Candela & Vincent J. Geloso
2017 Duncan Black Prize
“The Supermajority Core of the US Senate and the Failure to Join the League of Nations”
2017 Tullock Prize
“The Downsides of Information Transmission and Voting”
Keith E. Schnakenberg
2016 Duncan Black Prize
“Ballot Order Effects in Direct Democracy Elections”
John G. Matsusaka
2016 Tullock Prize
“Interjurisdictional Competition and the Married Women’s Property Acts”
Jayme S. Lemke