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)