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David P. Baron Award

The David P. Baron Award is a prestigious award that recognizes the best article published in Business and Politics (BAP) within a given year. BAP, a journal at the forefront of research concerning the relationship between public governance institutions and private firms, has been publishing work that utilizes social science tools in order to examine current economic policy issues for the past nineteen years. Recipients of the David P. Baron Award will receive a $300 award in books from Cambridge University Press.

2018 David P. Baron Award

The inaugural David P. Baron Award was awarded in 2018 to Jan Fichtner, Eelke M. Heemskerk, Javier Garcia-Bernardo for their article "Hidden power of the Big Three? Passive index funds, re-concentration of corporate ownership, and new financial risk.".

2018 runners-up were:

"When Banks Lobby: The Effects of Organizational Characteristics and Banking Regulations on International Bank Lobbying."
Adam William Chalmers

"Data, development, and growth"
Steven Weber

The other 2018 nominees were:

"Renewable futures and industrial legacies: Wind and solar sectors in China, Germany, and the United States"
Jonas Nahm

"Global finance as a politicized habitat"
William Kindred Winecoff

Click on the links above for free access to the winning paper and runners-up until the end of 2018.

David P. Baron Biography

David P. Baron is the David S. and Ann M. Barlow Professor of Political Economy and Strategy (Emeritus) in the Graduate School of Business and has held courtesy appointments in Economics and Political Science at Stanford University. In 2008, Professor Baron received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute for his incorporation of social issues in his academic research and instruction. Baron’s research topics include the theory of the firm, political economy, the economics of regulation, and nonmarket strategy. In total, Baron has authored three books and over 100 articles. Additionally, he has served on the Board of Editors for premier economic and business journals such as the American Economic Review, Decision Science, The Quarterly Journal of Economics, and Business and Politics.