Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics
The Calvó-Armengol International Prize was set up to honor the memory of GSE Affiliated Professor and ICREA-UAB Professor Antoni Calvó-Armengol, a beloved member of the GSE community and highly esteemed researcher from Andorra who passed away unexpectedly in November 2007 at the age of 37.
About Antoni Calvó-Armengol
Widely regarded as one of the leading theorists of his generation, Toni is well known for his work in social networks and left behind a large body of literature that has had a lasting impact in his field. Some of the highlights include his work on social networks in labor markets, which demonstrates how patterns of employment and wages could be explained when one takes into account the sharing of job information through networks.
About the Prize
The Calvó-Armengol Prize endeavors to become one of the most prestigious prizes recognizing young economists and social scientists. It is awarded every two years to a top researcher in economics or social sciences younger than 40 years old for his or her contribution to the theory and comprehension of the mechanisms of social interaction.
The recipient of the Prize will be the scientific director of a fully funded workshop for young researchers from around the world. The prizewinner will also deliver an associated "Calvó-Armengol Lecture" in Barcelona. The Prize also includes a cash award of 30,000 euros.
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Prize News and Events
Roland Fryer (Harvard University) receives 2012 Calvó-Armengol Prize
Prof. Roland Fryer (Harvard) was selected to receive the second edition of the Calvó-Armengol Prize. He delivered the Calvó Lecture, "Inequality in the 21st Century: The Declining Significance of Discrimination" in June 2012 in Barcelona.
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Award ceremony in Andorra honors Esther Duflo (MIT), first winner of the Calvó-Armengol International Prize
The ceremony took place on June 5, 2010 in Andorra, homeland of the Prize's namesake Prof. Antoni Calvó-Armengol.
I Calvó-Armengol International Prize Lecture
Prof. Esther Duflo (MIT), first winner of the Calvó-Armengol International Prize, delivered "Gender equality and development" on June 4, 2010 in Barcelona.
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Esther Duflo (MIT) wins first Calvó-Armengol Prize
In May 2009, Prof. Esther Duflo (MIT) was selected as the first winner of the prize.
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Conference: "Social Networks and Peer Effects: Theory and Applications"
This three-day conference was held from May 29 - May 31, 2008 in memory of Antoni Calvó-Armengol, who had expressed a desire to organize such a conference.
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Inauguration of the Antoni Calvó-Armengol International Prize
The ceremony took place at the Institute of Economic Analysis (IAE-CSIC) building on the Bellaterra Campus on May 30, 2008.
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