Patrick J. Welch Best Paper Award

The Patrick J. Welch Award for the best paper published in the Forum for Social Economics was established by the Executive Council in 2012 and named for Patrick J. Welch, editor of the journal from May, 1995—January, 2006.  The award recipients receive a plaque and a $500 prize.

Past recipients are:

2012 Rojhat B. Avsar
2013 Peter M. Spiegler and William Milberg
2014 Irene van Stavaren, Ellen Webbink, Arjan de Haan and Roberto Foa

The 2015 recipient is Franklin Obeng-Odoom, School of the Built Environment, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia for his paper "Africa on the Rise, but to Where?", " published in Volumn 44, No. 3, 2015.