Ralph Gomory Prize Winners
This prize, made possible by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, recognizes historical work on the effects of business enterprises on the economic conditions of the countries in which they operate. The award consists of a $5,000 cash prize, presented at the BHC annual meeting. The prize was first awarded in 2011.
2011 Book Winner:
Richard R. John, Columbia University
2011 Honorable Mention:
Network Nation: Inventing American Telecommunications (Harvard University Press, 2010).
James R. Fichter, Lingnan University
So Great a Proffit: How the East Indies Trade Transformed Anglo-American Capitalism (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Richard White, Stanford University
2012 Honorable Mention:
Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America (W. W. Norton, 2011).
Jason M. Colby, University of Victoria
2012 Article Winner:
The Business of Empire: United Fruit, Race, and U.S. Expansion in Central America (Cornell University Press, 2011)
Philip J. Stern, Duke University
The Company-State: Corporate Sovereignty and the Early Modern Foundations of the British Empire in India (Oxford University Press, 2011)
Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and Paul Erickson, Anna Maria College
2013 Book Winner:
"Latex and Blood: Science, Markets, and American Empire," Radical History Review 107 (Spring, 2010): 45-73.
Mark Freeman, University of Glasgow, Robin Pearson, University of Hull, and James Taylor, University of Lancaster
2013 Honorable Mention:
Shareholder Democracies? Corporate Governance in Britain and Ireland before 1850 (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
Jennifer L. Anderson, SUNY-Stony Brook
Mahogany: The Costs of Luxury in Early America (Harvard University Press, 2012)
2013 Article Winner:
Gerben Bakker, London School of Economics
"Trading Facts: Arrow's Fundamental Paradox and the Origins of Global News Networks," in Peter Putnis, Chandrika Kaul, and Jurgen Wilke, eds., International Communication and Global News Networks: Historical Perspectives (Hampton Press/International Association of Media and Communications Research, 2011).
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