AEJ Best Paper Awards

Each year, an article from each American Economic Journal is selected from nominated articles for the AEJ Best Paper Award.  Nominations were accepted until February 15, 2018; winners will be announced in April.

2018AEJ Best Paper Medals

The Persistent Effect of Temporary Affirmative Action
Conrad Miller
AEJ: Applied Economics, 9 (3)

Income, the Earned Income Tax Credit, and Infant Health
Hilary Hoynes, Doug Miller and David Simon
AEJ: Economic Policy, 7 (1)

Gender Gaps and the Rise of the Service Economy
L. Rachel Ngai and Barbara Petrongolo
AEJ: Macroeconomics, 9 (4)

Collective Self-Control
Alessandro Lizzeri and Leeat Yariv
AEJ: Microeconomics, 9 (3)

2017


  • Ruben Durante and Stefano DellaVigna, recipients of the 2017 AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Award (not pictured: Brian Knight and Eliana La Ferrara)

    Philippe Aghion and Julian Kolev, recipients of the 2017 AEJ: Economic Policy Best Paper Award (not pictured: Fiona Murray, Mathias Dewatripont, and Scott Stern)

    Martin S. Eichenbaum and Lawrence J. Christiano, recipients of the 2017 AEJ: Macroeconomics Best Paper Award (not pictured: Mathias Trabandt)
     

2016

2015


Enrico Moretti, recipient of the
2015 AEJ: Applied Economics Best Paper Award

François Gourio, recipient of the
2015 AEJ: Macroeconomics Best Paper Award

Kenneth Hendricks, recipient of the
2015 AEJ: Microeconomics Best Paper Award
(Alan Sorensen and Thomas Wiseman, not pictured)

Alan J. Auerbach and Yuriy Gorodnichenko,
recipients of the
2015 AEJ: Economic Policy Best Paper Award

2014

2013

2011