We are excited to announce the 2024 Routledge Inclusive Economics Prize

At Routledge, Taylor & Francis, we have a long and established heritage of publishing reputable, pluralist Economics research which challenges mainstream thinking. At a time when the importance of diversity and inclusion has never been more pertinent, publishing research which combats elitism and marginalisation is of paramount importance. We want to encourage, promote, and help fund research which is inclusive– inclusive of diversity, plurality, and new approaches.

Our 2023 winner has just been announced. Read all about the winning proposal, and what winning the prize meant to our winner here

We will be once again awarding an annual prize for research that demonstrates at least one of the following:

Highlights diverse voices which could be in terms of (but not limited to) geography, race, or gender 
Showcases new approaches using pluralist methods
Decolonizes Economics by encompassing marginalized views and encouraging equity and solidarity 
Promotes inclusivity and equity in both research topic and outcomes

Additionally, the research output should endorse open science by openly sharing data where possible.

We are offering an award of £4,000, paid to the winners in February 2025. The deadline for submissions for the prize is 30th September 2024.

> £4,000 cash prize

> For research output articles published in a Routledge journal, Routledge, Taylor & Francis will fund the cost of the Article Publishing Charge to make the resulting article Open Access

> Prize certificate

> Social media promotion on relevant Routledge social media channels

> Mentorship from a member of the judging panel to prepare the research output for publication


– Applications are welcome from scholars from varied research backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from scholars based beyond Europe and North America and early career researchers; applicants who have no permanent academic affiliation are also eligible.

– Although research outputs may be in languages other than English, applications for the Prize must be submitted in English.

– The research should be original and should demonstrate at least one of the criteria mentioned above. Applications relating to existing research projects will be considered but should demonstrate how the award will be used to further develop the existing research.

– Research projects may have already received funding but this should not exceed £30,000 (or equivalent currency).

– Applications should relate to a post-doctoral research project; the award is not intended to fund PhD research.

– The prize will be judged by a panel of experts and advisers appointed by the Routledge Economics team and the Books Publisher at Routledge.

– Should no applications be deemed suitable, the prize will not be awarded.

– The Award winners should be willing to provide a photograph of themselves and to participate in relevant promotional coverage which may be undertaken by Routledge.

– Previous winners are not eligible for entry in successive years.

– The judges’ decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

Please fill in all fields of the application form, and include CVs for all applicants. Any queries about the prize or the application process may be directed to [email protected].    

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John B. Davis

John B. Davis, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Marquette University, USA, and Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, is the author of Keynes’s Philosophical Development (Cambridge, 1994), The Theory of the Individual in Economics (Routledge, 2003), Individuals and Identity in Economics (Cambridge, 2011), co-author with Marcel Boumans of Economic Methodology: Understanding Economics as a Science (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010), and co-author with Robert McMaster of Health Care Economics (Routledge, 2017).  

He is a former editor of the Review of Social Economy, former co-editor with Wade Hands of the Journal of Economic Methodology, and is the editor of the Routledge Advances in Social Economics book series. 

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Stephanie Seguino

Stephanie Seguino is a Professor of Economics at the University of Vermont, USA, Research Associate of the Political Economy Research Institute, and a Fellow of the Gund Institute for the Environment. Prior to obtaining a Ph.D. from American University in 1994, she worked as an economist in Haiti in the pre- and post-Baby Doc era. Her research explores the relationship between intergroup inequality by class, race, and gender, on the one hand and economic growth, and development on the other. She has also explored the economics of stratification. At the local level, she conducts research on racial disparities in policing.

Stephanie is past president of the International Association for Feminist Economics and currently serves as president of the Association for Social Economics. She is Associate Editor of Feminist Economics and a member of the editorial board of the Review of Keynesian Economics. For the past several, years, Stephanie was an instructor in the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), a training program in development economics for policy makers, researchers and civil society representatives from Africa and other developing countries. 

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Carolina Alves

Carolina Alves is a Joan Robinson Research Fellow in Heterodox Economics at the University of Cambridge, Girton College. She specializes in international macro-finance, development, political economy of money and finance, and issues of decolonization in economics.

She is the co-founder of the initiative  Diversifying and Decolonising Economics and co-editor of The Developing Economics blog. She sits on the Rebuilding Macroeconomics Advisory Board, the Progressive Economy Forum Council and the Positive Money Advisory Panel. Carolina is the co-author of forthcoming Decolonising Economics: An Introduction? 

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Andy Humphries

Andy Humphries is a Publisher for Economics research and reference books at Routledge. He has over 20 years of publishing experience and is committed to promoting diversity and inclusivity in Routledge’s publishing programme. 

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Abena D. Oduro

Abena D. Oduro is an Associate Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Ghana, Legon. Her current research interests are in the areas of unpaid household work, poverty, inequality and vulnerability analysis, gender responsive budgeting and African regional integration. She is a member of the African Centre for Excellence in Inequality Research (ACEIR). She is an associate editor of Feminist Economics and is currently the President of the International Association for Feminist Economics (IAFFE). 

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William A. Darity Jr.

William A. (“Sandy”) Darity Jr. is the Samuel DuBois Cook Professor of Public Policy, African and African American Studies, and Economics and the director of the Samuel DuBois Cook Center on Social Equity at Duke University. Darity’s research focuses on inequality by race, class and ethnicity, stratification economics, schooling and the racial achievement gap, North-South theories of trade and development, skin shade and labor market outcomes, the economics of reparations, the Atlantic slave trade and the Industrial Revolution, the history of economics, and the social psychological effects of exposure to unemployment. 

He received the Samuel Z. Westerfield Award in 2012 from the National Economic Association, the organization’s highest honor, Politico 50 recognition in 2017, and an award from Global Policy Solutions in 2017. He is a past president of the National Economic Association and the Southern Economic Association. He has published or edited 13 books and published more than 300 articles in professional outlets. 

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Sunanda Sen

Sunanda Sen is a retired Prof of Jawaharlal Nehru University New Dehi, a Research Associate at Levy Economics Institute, and a Life member of Clare Hall Cambridge, UK. She is on the Advisory Board of Structural Change and Economic Dynamics as well as Review of Political Economy, apart from being a referee of several journals.

She received the Routledge-JSPE book award for 2022 based on her last two books which include Dominant Finance and Stagnant Economies (OUP) 2014 and The Changing Face of  Imperialism: From colonialism to contemporary capitalism (Routledge) 2018.

Articles recently published by her include “Patterns of structural dynamics at different stages of capitalism: USA and India” in Structural Change and Economic Dynamics and “Could Britain continue with the Gold Standard in absence of Colonial India?” in the Review of Political Economy.

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Jakob Kapeller

Jakob Kapeller is an economist who accidentally became a philosopher. He is working as a post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and Theory of Science at Johannes Kepler University Linz, in addition to serving as an Editor for Heterodox Economics Newsletter since 2013.

He is also affiliated with the Institute for Comprehensive Analysis of the Economy (ICAE) at Johannes Kepler University Linz, which facilitates research on alternative economic theories, critical evaluations of mainstream analysis as well as sociological accounts of economics as a scientific field. His research interests include the epistemology of the social sciences, the history of political and economic thought, heterodox economics as well as the distribution of income and wealth. 

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