The Economic History Association meetings took place in Boulder, Colorado, this year (September 16-18) where our economic historians swept two of the major prizes. Professor John Parman won (for the second time, last in 2013) the Larry Neal Prize for best article in Explorations in Economic History, and Professor Brian Beach won the Cole Prize for the best article in the Journal of Economic History. The winners are selected by their respective editorial boards. The corresponding papers are:
- Parman, J. (2015): "Childhood health and sibling outcomes: Nurture Reinforcing nature during the 1918 influenza pandemic," Explorations in Economic History, 58, 22-43.
- Beach, B., J. Ferrie, M. Saavedra, and W. Troesken (2016): "Typhoid fever, water quality, and human capital formation,"The Journal of Economic History, 76(1), 41-75.