This award was created in 2010 by the Executive Council of the Association for Social Economics in honor of Elba Brown-Collier, who was President of the ASE in 1997 and served as Executive Secretary from 1999 till early 2016. The award is presented at the to the author of the best graduate student paper presented at the World Congress for Social Economics. The paper should be on a topic of core concern in Social Economics and demonstrates strong promise for future scholarly contributions. The award is presented at the World Congress.

The recipient is selected by the program committee of the World Congress for Social Economics. The award winner receives $400 and a one-year membership to the Association for Social Economics.

Applications for the award will be solicited from those registered for the Congress by the World Congress Program Committee.

Past recipients of the Elba Brown-Collier Student Paper Award:

2018 (Colorado, USA): Yeva Aleksanyan, Colorado State University. Title: “Drugs, Physicians and Money”
2015 (Ontario, Canada): Gbeton Somasse, Clark University, “Determinants of Educational Outcomes and Inequality Analysis in Benin after the 2006 Free Tuition Policy”
2012 (Glasgow, Scotland): Prapimphan Chiengkul. University of Warwick, UK. Title: “Towards an Ethical Agri-food System?  Resistance and Alternatives to the Corporate Control of the Agri-food System in Thailand”
2010 (Montreal, Canada): Jordan Brennan, York University. Title: “Has Free Trade Delivered on its Promise in Canada? Contesting a “Sacred Tenet” of Globalization Theory”