Leading House Best Paper Award 2020


We congratulate the Winners of the Leading House Best Paper Award 2020!

The jury - consisting of the members of the Leading House Advisory Board - awarded the first prize to Maria Zumbühl for her paper “Parental involvement and the intergenerational transmission of economic preferences, attitudes and personality traits" (co-authored with Thomas Dohmen and Gerard Pfann), published in The Economic Journal in 2020.

The two equivalent runner-up prizes are awarded to Patrick Lehnert for his paper “Employment of R&D personnel after an educational supply shock: Effects of the introduction of Universities of Applied Sciences in Switzerland” (co-authored with Curdin Pfister and Uschi Backes-Gellner), published in Labour Economics in 2020 and to Damiano Pregaldini for his paper “Girls' preferences for STEM and the effects of classroom gender composition: New evidence from a natural experiment” (co-authored with Uschi Backes-Gellner and Gerald Eisenkopf), published in the Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization in 2020.