Professor Holden receives award for early career research

Thursday, 7 August 2014  Features

​Economics Professor Richard Holden was last night presented with his early career researcher award from the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia (ASSA).

The award recognised his exceptional research contributions, including as Fellow of the US National Bureau of Economic Research and an editor of Journal of Law and Economics, a top journal in the field. His research interests also include Contract Theory and Political Economy.

To mark the award, Professor Holden delivered a lecture on the law and economics of elections at the UNSW Business School on Wednesday night.

Hosted by the Centre for Applied Economic Research at UNSW, the lecture: New Perspectives on the Law and Economics of Elections sought to show how, in recent years, increases in political polarisation and advances in information technology have affected elections through gerrymandering, incumbency protection, and voter mobilisation.

Professor Holden won the ASSA Panel B award for Early Career Research.  (Panel B of the Academy covers Accounting, Economic History, Economics, Marketing and Statistics).

The ASSA honours Australians who in the early parts of the careers have achieved excellence in scholarship in one or more fields of the social sciences.  Only four outstanding early career researchers are selected from the four panels of the academy.

Listen to Professor Holden's lecture.

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