Egon Matzner Prize for Socioeconomics

The Egon-Matzner-Award is presented to young scientists (up to 35 years of age) for their scientific publications and for excellent diploma, master or doctoral theses, in particular in the following thematic fields:

  • Socio-economics, heterodox economics,
  • Evolutionary economics,
  • Institutional economics,
  • Public finance and fiscal federalism,
  • Infrastructure economics and policy;

Studies are preferred that especially include practical and empirical problems on strong theoretical foundations, go beyond schools of thought and paradigms, and/or present interdisciplinary perspectives.

In 2012, the Egon-Matzner-Award for Socio-Economics has been conferred for the first time on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Centre of Public Finance and Infrastructure Policy at the Vienna University of Technology, and will be awarded henceforth annually.

International call for proposals: Currently no open call for proposals

Award Winners

Award winner

Martino Comelli
The impact of welfare on household debt (Sociological Spectrum, 2021, Vol. 41, No. 2, 154-176, doi/full/10.1080/02732173.2021.1875088, opens an external URL in a new window)

Award winner

Philipp Heimberger
What is structural about unemployment in OECD countries? (Review of Social Economy, 2021, Vol.79, No. 2, 380-412, DOI:10.1080/00346764.2019.1678067, opens in new window)

Award winner

Corinna Dengler und Birte Strunk
The Monetized Economy Versus Care and the Environment: Degrowth Perspectives On Reconciling an Antagonism (Feminist Economics, 2018, Vol. 24, No. 3, 160-183, doi.org/10.1080/13545701.2017.1383620, opens an external URL in a new window)

Award winner

Florentin Götzl und Armon Rezai
A sectoral net lending perspective on Europe (Cambridge Journal of Economics, doi.org/10.1093/cje/bex047, opens an external URL in a new window)

Award presentation by Wolfgang Blaas, Michael Getzner, Johann Bröthaler and Gabriele Matzner-Holzer to the award winners

Award ceremony

picture of the award winner Florian Götzl at his presentation

Picture of Florian Götzl at his presentation

Award winner

Svenja Flechtner
Aspirations and the persistence of poverty and inequalities (Doctoral thesis at the Europa-Universität Flensburg, International Institute of Management and Economic Education)

Award presentation by Wolfgang Blaas to Sonja Flechtner

Award presentation by Wolfgang Blaas to Svenja Flechtner

presentation by Sonja Flechtner

Presentation by Svenja Flechtner

Award winner

Miriam Rehm and Matthias Schnetzer
Property and power: Lessons from Piketty and new insights from the HFCS (European Journal of Economics and Economic Policies, opens an external URL in a new window)
 

Award presentation  to Matthias Schnetzer & Miriam Rehm

Award presentation by Wolfgang Blaas & Gabriele Matzner-Holzer to Matthias Schnetzer & Miriam Rehm

Picture of Miriam Rehm at her presentation

Presentation by Miriam Rehm

picture of Matthias Schnetzer at his presentation

Presentation by Matthias Schnetzer

Award winner

Laura de Carvalho and Armon Rezai
Personal income inequality and aggregate demand
(Cambridge Journal of Economics 2015, doi:10.1093/cje/beu085), opens an external URL in a new window
 

Award presentation to Armon Rezai

Award presentation by Gabriele Matzner-Holzer & Wolfgang Blaas to Armon Rezai

picutre of Armon Rezai at his presentation

Presentation by Armon Rezai

Award winner

Simon Sturn
Are corporatist labour markets different? Labour market regimes and unemployment in OECD countries (In: International Labour Review, Vol. 152, No. 2, 237-254, 2013)
 

Award presentation to Simon Sturn

Award presentation by Gabriele Matzner-Holzer & Wolfgang Blaas to Simon Sturn

picture of Simon Sturn at his presentation

Presentation by Simon Sturn

Award winner

Jakob Kapeller
Leonhard Dobusch
Heterodox United vs. Mainstream City? Sketching a Framework for Interested Pluralism in Economics (In: Journal of Economic Issues, 46(4), 1035-1058, 2012)

Alexander Lenger
Gerechtigkeitsvorstellungen, Ordnungspolitik und Inklusion: Beiträge aus konflikttheoretischer und kulturökonomischer Perspektive (Dissertation an der Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg im Breisgau, 2012)

Praniti Maini, M.A.
Building Social Capital through Microfinance: A Case Study of American India Foundation’s Rickshaw Sangh Program (Master thesis at TERI University, Delhi, 2012)

 picuture of Ewald Nowotny at his Lecture

Ewald NOWOTNY - Lecture on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the death of Egon Matzner

 

Award presentation to Jakob Kapeller

Award presentation by Gabriele Matzner-Holzer & Wolfgang Blaas to Jakob Kapeller

picture of Jakob Kapeller at his presentation

Presentation by Jakob Kapeller

Award winner

Wolfgang Fellner
Über den Wert der Zeit: Zeitnutzung und endogene Präferenzen in einem Modell für Konsumentenverhalten (Dissertation an der Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, 2012)
 

Award presentation to Wolfgang Fellner

Award presentation by Gabriele Matzner-Holzer & Wolfgang Blaas to Wolfgang Fellner

picture of Wolfgang Fellner at his presentation

Presentation by Wolfgang Fellner