The Calvó-Armengol International Prize endeavors to become one of the most prestigious prizes recognizing young economists and social scientists from around the world.

The Calvó Prize is awarded every two years to a top researcher in economics or social sciences younger than 40 years old, in recognition for their contributions to the theory and comprehension of the mechanisms of social interaction.

Each Prize recipient serves as scientific director for a fully funded workshop for young researchers and delivers a lecture on the occasion of the award ceremony in Andorra, as well as a "Calvó-Armengol Lecture" in Barcelona. The Prize includes a cash award of €30,000.

About Antoni Calvó-Armengol (1970-2007)

Antoni Calvó-Armengol

The Calvó-Armengol Prize was established to honor the memory of Barcelona GSE Affiliated Professor and ICREA-UAB Professor Antoni 'Toni' Calvó-Armengol, beloved member of the Barcelona GSE community and a highly esteemed researcher from Andorra who passed away unexpectedly in 2007 at the age of 37.

Widely regarded as one of the leading theorists of his generation, Toni was well known for his work in social networks. He left behind a large body of literature that has had a lasting impact in his field, including work on social networks and labor markets demonstrating how patterns of employment and wages can be explained when taking into account the sharing of job information through networks.


Promoters of the Calvó Prize

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    2014 Calvó Prize

    Raj Chetty
    Award Date: May 20, 2014
    Prize Lecture: The Value-Added of Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Effects in Social Mobility
    Workshop: Social Interactions and Public Policy

    Raj Chetty is the William Henry Bloomberg Professor of Economics at Harvard University and co-director of the Public Economics Program at the National Bureau of Economic Research and Editor of the Journal of Public Economics.

    Professor Chetty’s recent research on inter-generational mobility has garnered worldwide media attention. His research combines empirical evidence and theory to inform the design of more effective government policies. Professor Chetty has made many important contributions to our understandings of the impact of taxation and unemployment insurance on occupation choice, intertemporal consumption, and savings behavior.

    Professor Chetty received his PhD from Harvard in 2003 at the age of 23 and is one of the youngest tenured professors in the university's history. He has been named one of the top economists in the world by The New York Times and The Economist magazine. He was awarded a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship in 2012. He recently became one of the youngest recipients of the John Bates Clark Medal, given by the American Economic Association to the best American economist under age 40.

Past recipients

  • Roland Fryer

    2012 Calvó Prize

  • Esther Duflo

    2010 Calvó Prize