The city of Heidenheim an der Brenz and the August Lösch Association jointly grant the prestigous August Lösch Prize 2016.
The prize was created in 1971 and first awarded in 1972 by the City of Heidenheim in honour of August Lösch (1906-1945), one of the founders of modern Regional Science, and a former citizen of Heidenheim.
The prize is intended to reward outstanding academic research in the field of Regional Science. The prize carries an award of Euro 4000. Joint recipients share this amount.
The international committee has chosen the winner of the August Lösch Prize 2016.
The winner is:
Adam Storeygard, Ph.D., Tufts University
for his submitted paper
"Farther on down the road: transport costs, trade and urban growth in sub-Saharan Africa"
The Review of Economic Studies Advance Access published April 23, 2016
The prize will be presented at the 56th ERSA Congress, 24 August 2016 in Vienna.
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