T.S. Ashton Prize Winners

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Prizes have been awarded to:

  • 2017: Charles Read (University of Cambridge), 'Laissezā€faire, the Irish famine, and British financial crisis’, Economic History Review, 69 (2) pp.411–34. More.
  • 2015: Eric B Schneider (University of Sussex), 'Prices and production: agricultural supply response in fourteenth-century England', Economic History Review 67 (1), pp.66-91.
  • 2013: Philip Slavin (McGill University), 'The Great Bovine Pestilence and its economic and environmental consequences in England and Wales, 1318-50', Economic History Review 65 (4) (2012), pp.1239-1266.
  • 2011: David Chambers (University of Cambridge),
    ‘Gentlemanly capitalism revisited: a case study of the underpricing of IPOs on the London Stock Exchange 1946-86’, Economic History Review 62(1) (2009), pp.31-56.
  • 2009: Jordi Domenech (University of York), 'Labour market adjustment a hundred years ago: the case of the Catalan textile industry, 1880-1913', Economic History Review, 61 (1) February 2008, pp.1-25. AND Nick Draper (University College London), 'The city of London and slavery: evidence from the first dock companies, 1795-1800',Economic History Review, 61 (2) May 2008, pp.432-466.
  • 2007: Samantha Williams (University of Cambridge), 'Poor relief, labourers' households and living standards in rural England c.1770-1834: a Bedfordshire case study', Economic History Review, 58 (3) May 2005, pp.485-519.
  • 2005: Ben Dodds (University of Durham), 'Estimating arable output using Durham Priory tithe receipts, 1341-1450',Economic History Review, 57 (2) May 2004, pp.245-85.
  • 2003: Byung-Yeon Kim (University of Essex), 'Causes of repressed inflation in the Soviet consumer market, 1965-1989', Economic History Review, 55 (1) February 2002, pp.105-27.
  • 2001: Evan Jones (University of Bristol), 'Illicit business: accounting for smuggling in mid-sixteenth-century Bristol’, Economic History Review, 54 (1) February 2001, pp.17-38.

Previous Prize Winners

  • 1999: Brian A’Hearn, ‘Institutions, externalities, and economic growth in southern Italy: evidence from the cotton textile industry, 1861-1914’ (Volume 51, Issue 4, 1998)
  • 1997: Joyce Burnette, ‘An investigation of the female-male wage gap during the Industrial Revolution in Britain’ (Volume 50, Issue 2, 1998)
  • 1995: Mark Bailey, ‘Demographic decline in late Medieval England' (Volume 49, Issue 1, 1996) AND
    Duncan M Ross,‘Commercial banking in a market-oriented financial system: Britain between the Wars’ (Volume 49, Issue 2, 1996)
  • 1993: David EH Edgerton & Sally M Horrocks, ‘British industrial research and development before 1945’ (Volume 47, Issue 2, 1994)
  • 1991: Richard W Hoyle, ‘Tenure and the land market in early Modern England’ (Volume 43, Issue 1, 1990)
  • 1989: No prize awarded
  • 1987: Christine MacLeod,‘The 1960s patent boom: invention or stock-jobbing?’ (Volume 39, Issue 4, 1986)
  • 1985: Mark Thomas, ‘Rearmament and economic recovery in the late 1930s’ (Volume 36, Issue 4, 1983)
  • 1983: RJ Overy, ‘Hitler’s war and the German economy: a reinterpretation’ (Volume 35, Issue 2, 1982)
  • 1981: No prize awarded
  • 1980: JV Beckett, ‘Regional variation and the agricultural depression, 1730-50’ (Volume 35, Issue 1, 1982)
  • 1979: Roger Middleton, ‘The constant employment budget balance and British budgetary policy, 1929-39’ (Volume 34, Issue 2, 1981)
  • 1977: WD Rubinstein, ‘The Victorian middle classes: wealth, occupation and geography’ (Volume 30, Issue 4, 1977) AND
    D Cannadine, ‘Aristocratic indebtedness in the nineteenth century: the case reopened’ (Volume 30, Issue 4, 1977)
  • 1976: VAC Gatrell, ‘Labour, power, and the size of firms in Lancashire cotton in the second quarter of the nineteent century’ (Volume 30, Issue 1, 1977)
  • 1975: No prize awarded
  • 1974: Peter E Dewey, ‘Agricultural labour supply in England and Wales during the First World War’ (Volume 28, Issue 1, 1975)
  • 1973: Susan Howson, ‘The origins of dear money, 1919-20’ (Volume 27, Issue 1, 1974)
  • 1972: PJ Cain ‘Railway combination and government, 1900-14’ (Volume 25, Issue 4, 1972)
  • 1971: No prize awarded
  • 1970: Prize inaugurated

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