Dr Ed Hearnshaw Annual Prize

GEN is pleased to launch a new prize to commemorate Dr Ed Hearnshaw’s significant contribution to NZ’s applied economics and policy landscapes, by rewarding innovative thinking in applied environmental or ecological economics to address environmental policy challenges.

The 2021 topic: Nudging us towards lower greenhouse gas emissions: How can government policy interventions encourage New Zealanders to demand and make lower emission consumption decisions? Outline a policy intervention, based on insights from behavioural and/or environmental or ecological economics that influences the behaviour of individuals, which government agencies could develop further into a policy proposal. Explain the outcomes sought, the incentives in play on the parties you’re aiming to influence. As an optional extra: if you have clear ideas on what successful implementation could look like, mention this too.

A $2000 prize, and the winner will be invited to give a short presentation at the GEN2021 conference on 25 February 2021. Entries will be judged for their practicality, innovation and clarity.

Open to students, recent grads and young professionals

For the full Prize Regulations with detailed criteria and info on the GEN Conference’s 10-min presentation slot for the award winner, click here to download.

Deadline for submissions is 11 January 2021.

Please print and hang this 2021 Prize poster in your place of study or work – click here to download

This prize is sponsored by John and Vickie Hearnshaw and the Government Economics Network. Thanks to Renée Feith Design for graphics.