16 June 2016 12:50PM
Professor Bruce Caldwell has been named the inaugural recipient of the Manhattan Institute’s Hayek Scholarship Prize, which recognizes scholarly work on Austrian economist and Nobel laureate F.A. Hayek. Caldwell received his award at a luncheon at the Union League Club in New York City on June 7.
“I am pleased and humbled to win the Hayek Scholarship Prize,” Caldwell said.
The Manhattan Institute typically awards an annual Hayek Book Prize; this is the first year a second award for excellence in Hayek scholarship was announced.
“Over the years the jury has been torn over the high quality of both academic books and popular books. We are thrilled that the Manhattan Institute and Thomas and Diane Smith have thought to honor Hayek scholarship specifically with this major prize,” said Amity Shlaes, Hayek Prize winner and jury chair.
Caldwell is the director of the Center for the History of the Political Economy at Duke University. He has served as the general editor of a 19-volume book series, "The Collected Works of F.A. Hayek," since 2002, and his academic research on Hayek has been published in more than two dozen journals and books.