Wicksell Prize

The Wicksell prize, in honour of the Swedish economist Johan Gustaf Knut Wicksell, is awarded to the best paper by an author younger than 30 years of age.

YearWinnerPaperCommittee
2019Matthias QuinckhardtThe mechanisms of the alignment bias in a mature democracy – Evidence from GermanyAxel Dreher, Vincenzo Galasso, Francisco Veiga
2018Quentin LippmannIs Incumbency a Barrier to Women’s Entry in Politics?Axel Dreher, Vincenzo Galasso, Francisco Veiga
2017 Matteo AlpinoOn the Electoral Effectiveness of Pre-election Policy PromisesToke Aidt, Axel Dreher, Paola Profeta
2016Mariana Lopes da FonsecaCandid Lame Ducks (published as: Lame ducks and local fiscal policy: Quasi-experimental evidence from Portugal,
Economic Journal, accepted)
Toke Aidt, Axel Dreher, Jan Fidrmuc
2015Andreu Arenas JalThe Ban of Batasuna: Effects on Local Government SpendingToke Aidt, Martin Gassebner, Pierre-Guillaume Méon
2014Wolf Heinrich ReuterNational Numerical Fiscal Rules: not Complied With, but Still Effective? (published as:  European Journal of Political Economy  39: 67-81)Roger Congleton, Martin Gassebner, Heinrich Ursprung
2013Luca RepettoSending the Pork Home: Birth Town Bias in Transfers to Italian Municipalities (published as: Journal of Public Economics 134: 42-52)Henrik Jordahl, Fabio Padovano, Heinrich Ursprung
2012—– The Wicksell Prize was not awarded at the 2nd World Public Choice meeting in Miami.
2011Monika TurynaCampaign Finance Regulations and Policy Convergence: The Role of Interest Groups and Valence (published as: European Journal of Political Economy 33: 1-19)
2010Alexander LibmanWords or Deeds – What Matters? Experience of Decentralization in Russian Security Agencies (published as: Empirical Economics, 49, 3: 801-838)Lars Feld, Ronald Wintrobe
2009Jan-Emmanuel De NeveEndogenous Preferences: The Political Consequences of Economic InstitutionsFabio Padovano, Martin Paldam, Friedrich Schneider
2008Michael HerrmannEstimating uncertainty in strategic voting (published as:  Public Choice  151: 62-90)Bruno Frey
2007Cameron A. SheltonThe Information Content of Elections and Varieties of the Partisan Political Business Cycle (publiched as:  Public Choice  150, 1-2: 209-240)Vani Borooah, Douglas Hibbs, Dennis Mueller
2006Mogens Kamp JustesenThe Social Choice of EU Treaties: Discrepancies between Voter Preferences and Referenda Outcomes in Denmark (published as: European Union Politics 8, 4: 537-553) Lars Feld
2005Dorothee Schmidt
2004Roland HodlerThe Curse of Natural Resources in Fractionalized Countries (published as:  European Economic Review  50, 6: 1367-1386)Lars Feld, Jakob de Haan, Bengt-Arne Wickström,
2003Klarita GërxaniJakob de Haan
2002Fabrizio ErbettaDoes the run-up of privatization work as an effective incentive mechanism? Preliminary findings from a sample of Italian firmsMario Ferrero, Martin Paldam
Jan SchnellenbachTax Morale and the Legitimacy of Economic Policy (published as:  Constitutional Political Economy  17: 115-130)
2001Lisa ChauvetSocio-political instability and the allocation of international aid by donors (published as:  European Journal of Political Economy  19, 1: 33-59)Arthur Schram, Vani Borooah, Douglas Hibbs, Martin Paldam
Henrik JordahlAn Economic Analysis of Voting in Sweden (published as: Public Choice 127, 3-4: 251-265)
2000Philipp Maier and Erik LeertouwerWho Creates Political Business Cycles: Should Central Banks Be Blamed? (published as:  European Journal of Political Economy  17, 3: 445-463)Arthur Schram
1999Toke AidtStrategic Political Participation and Redistribution (published as: Economics & Politics 14, 1: 19-40)
1998Clemens FuestThe Political Economy of Tax Coordination as a Bargaining Game between Bureaucrats and Politicians? (published as: Public Choice 103, 3-4: 357-382)
1997Martin Kolmar
1996Lars FeldExit, Voice and Income Taxes: The Loyalty of Voters (published as: European Journal of Political Economy 13, 3: 455–478)Vani Borooah, Martin Paldam, Arthur Schram
1995 Torsten PetersVoting Power after the Enlargement and Options for Decision Making in the European Union
1994
1993Tobias Ursprung