The Rybczynski Prize

In 2000 the Society inaugurated an annual prize for economics writing in memory of Tadeusz Rybcynski, an eminent economist and former SBE Chairman. A Prize of £3000 is kindly sponsored by PwC. It is awarded at the Society’s Annual Dinner and the author(s) of the final shortlisted entries will be invited to the dinner as guests of the SBE.

The Rybczynski Prize is awarded to the best piece of writing on business economics, as judged by the SBE Council (with assistance from specialist readers where appropriate).  The judges look for high-quality submissions on an important real world economic issue which merits wide attention among professional economists. The style of the piece should make it accessible and interesting to an economically literate business audience.

The preferred length is 3000 words with a maximum length of 4000 words. Charts and tables are welcome but extensive use of algebra or footnotes is discouraged. The work may already be published or be original. Specially written shortened versions of longer works will be considered solely on their own merits.

The 2016 prize is now closed and the winner will be announced at the Annual Dinner on 30 June 2016. We are grateful to PwC for sponsoring the competition.