Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics

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.

The Prize recipient delivers a lecture on the occasion of the award ceremony in Andorra, as well as the "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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Severo Ochoa Excellence Program
The Calvó Prize is one of the Barcelona GSE research initiatives supported by the Severo Ochoa Research Excellence Accreditation.

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    Melissa Dell (2018)

    Melissa Dell

    Melissa Dell is Assistant Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Before this she was at Harvard's Society of Fellows. She received her PhD from MIT, an MPhil from Oxford, and her BA from Harvard, all in Economics. She has been a Rhodes Scholar and a Sloan Fellow. 

Past recipients

  • Matthew Gentzkow

    2016 Calvó Prize

  • Raj Chetty

    2014 Calvó Prize

  • Roland Fryer

    2012 Calvó Prize