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