The Mark Blaug Prize in Philosophy and Economics was awarded to

 

Reinhard Schumacher (University of Potsdam), for his article:

 

Adam Smith’s theory of absolute advantage

and the use of doxography in the history of economics [PDF]

 

The article embeds a historical reconstruction of Adam Smith’s theory of international trade within a sophisticated discussion of historiography.
The result is both a better understanding of Smith’s theory and its merits, and a critical alertness to the pitfalls of the Whiggish approach to the history of ideas that is common in economics
.

 

Judging Panel:

 

Till Düppe (Université du Québec à Montréal)

 

D. Wade Hands (University of Puget Sound)

 

Caterina Marchionni (University of Helsinki)

 

Deirdre N. McCloskey (University of Illinois at Chicago)

 

Jack Vromen (Erasmus University Rotterdam)