Prizes to be given at WRSA’s 51st Annual Meeting in Hawaii

26th Annual Charles M. Tiebout Prize: The Tiebout Prize will be awarded for the best paper submitted by a full-time graduate student enrolled at an accredited academic institution (currently or having completed studies during Academic Year 2010–2011). To be considered, papers should be in the general multidisciplinary realm of regional science: topics in the fields of regional economics, urban economics, urban/regional planning, economic and quantitative geography, and local public finance are especially encouraged.  The winning author will receive $1,000 to help defray the costs of attending the Meeting. The paper will be printed in The Annals of Regional Science (published by Springer) following standard review/revision procedures.  Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2011.  For further details, see the WRSA website at

16th Annual Springer Award: The prize is awarded annually at the WRSA Annual Meeting for the best paper presented by an early career scholar (doctoral studies completed within the past five years) on a regional science topic. The prize consists of a certificate and selection of Springer books as chosen by the winner, worth $300.  Following standard review/revision procedures, the paper will be published in The Annals of Regional Science, official journal of the WRSA, and announced on the Springer Website.  To have a paper considered for the Springer Prize the author should inform Rachel Franklin, WRSA Executive Director, at the time of submittal for the conference (or no later than January 1) that he or she meets the eligibility criterion and would like to have the paper entered into the competition.