About the Prize
JPAID awards a US$1000 annual prize to the author(s) of an outstanding paper published in the journal during the previous twelve months. A prize of US$500 is awarded to the runner up. The prizes are intended to encourage and recognize excellence in research related to poverty and development. Editorial board members select the winning paper, and reserve the right not to award a first prize if no paper is judged to be of sufficient merit.
First prize — Milu MUYANGA & Phillip MUSYOKA
Volume 5 Number 2
Household Incomes and Poverty Dynamics in Rural Kenya: A Panel Data Analysis
Milu Muyanga is Assistant Professor of International Development, in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Resource Economics at Michigan State University, East Lansing, in the United States. Phillip Musyoka is head of research at KIMETRICA, Kenya. The judges were particularly impressed with the authors’ appropriate and well executed methodology, and the importance of their topic.
Second prize (runner up) — Chandan SAPKOTA
Volume 5 Number 2
Inclusive Economic Growth in Nepal
Chandan Sapkota is an economics officer at the Asian Development Bank’s Nepal Resident Mission, Kathmandu. Our judges were impressed with the policy relevance of the article, and the author’s coherent use of diverse information. As one judge noted:
The author has brought together an impressive array of data, weaving it together in a compelling analysis of Nepal’s experiences with inclusive growth. The consideration of both cross-country regional data, as well as intra-country national data further added to its policy relevance.
Our editorial broad members and the team at JPAID warmly congratulate our winners. We wish them all the best for their future research. We would also like to sincerely thank all of the authors who contributed to JPAID in 2014. The quality of articles was extremely high, and selecting two prize winners from such a strong field was a very difficult task for our judges. Unfortunately, no article authored by an early career researcher was published in 2014, so we were not able to be award our JPAID Prize for Early Career Researchers.
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