The Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics was awarded to

 

Ittay Nissan-Rozen (Hebrew University in Jerusalem), for his article:

 

Doing the best one can: a new justification for the use of lotteries [PDF]

 

The article provides a new justification for why using a lottery can be the right thing to do for a morally motivated agent. The argument draws skilfully on formal methods well-known to economists to make an insightful contribution to an ongoing debate in moral philosophy.

 

Judging Panel:

 

Conrad Heilmann (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

 

Kevin D. Hoover (Duke University)

 

Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki)

 

Deirdre N. McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago)

 

Margaret Schabas (University of British Columbia)