Distinguished Scholar Award

The Distinguished Scholar Award is presented each year to a member of APEE who has, over a sustained period of years, made a significant contribution to the research and literature of free market economics. Recognizing that ideas which are not communicated are ideas which will have no impact, this award is presented to those among us who are the thinkers and communicators. Those, who by the dint of rigorous research and clear thinking, have communicated to their colleagues in academe and the public in general the fundamental understandings of the market economy and the system of entrepreneurship which is integral to it.

Benjamin Powell (right) receives the Distinguished Scholar Award from the APEE 2017 President Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.
Benjamin Powell (right) receives the Distinguished Scholar Award from the APEE 2017 President Gerald P. O'Driscoll, Jr.

 

Past Recipients

  • 2016 Jerry L. Jordan (picture)
  • 2015 Gerald O’Driscoll (picture)
  • 2014 Edward Lopez (picture)
  • 2013 Chris Coyne (picture)
  • 2012 Douglas Den Uyl (picture) and Douglas Rasmussen (picture)
  • 2011 Peter Leeson (picture)
  • 2010 Tibor Machan (picture)
  • 2009 Robert Lawson (picture)
  • 2008 Lawrence White (picture)
  • 2007 Russell Sobel (picture)
  • 2006 Gerald Dwyer (picture)
  • 2005 Peter Boettke (picture)
  • 2004 Tom Saving
  • 2003 Bruce Yandle
  • 2002 P. J. Hill
  • 2001 Bruce L. Benson
  • 2000 Richard Vedder
  • 1999 Gordon Brady
  • 1998 Michael Cox
  • 1997 Rick Stroup
  • 1996 Richard McKenzie
  • 1995 James D. Gwartney
  • 1994 John C. Soper
  • 1993 Robert Higgs
  • 1992 Dwight R. Lee and J. R. Clark
  • 1991 Tom DiLorenzo
  • 1990 Gerald Gunderson
  • 1989 William Peterson
  • 1988 Don P. Diffine