$2000 Dr Ed Hearnshaw Prize for Economics and the Environment

Presenter: Government Economics Network (GEN)
  • Date: Friday, 29 October 2021 to Friday, 11 February 2022
  • Time: 10:00AM to 05:00PM
  • Location: Online, GEN website
  • Ticket: Free

$2000 Dr Ed Hearnshaw Prize for Economics and the Environment

GEN is delighted to announce the 2022 short essay prize to reward innovative thinking in economics and the Environment.

GEN's $2000 prize commemorates Dr Ed Hearnshaw's significant contribution to the fields of applied economics and environmental policy in Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is open to Kiwi tertiary students, recent graduates and young professionals. The value in the prize for GEN, and the country, is in the strength and range of ideas presented and debated.

This year's topic is: 

What are the best interventions to incentivise companies and organisations to avoid chemical and industrial pollution and to clean up any environmental harm that occurs?

Everything you need to know about the Dr Ed Hearnshaw Prize is on the GEN website, including the full question, essay length, how to enter and the due date (11 Feb 2022)

About Dr Ed Hearnshaw and his work

Dr Ed was a highly regarded public sector economist who spent many years working within the Ministry for the Environment, offering insightful and rigorous economic analysis across environmental economics topics, most recently co-leading the economic evidence base to support the Zero Carbon Act. His more recent role was as Chief Economics Advisor to the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment. Sadly, in June 2020, Ed died aged 43 in a tramping accident.

Ed is remembered with appreciation and admiration for the pioneering approach he took to applying economics to our time's most significant environmental challenges. He had a thirst for knowledge and a passion for using economics to lift the effectiveness of the environmental policy. Softly spoken but with a formidable brain and staunch in his convictions, Ed was generous with his time and attention, mentoring many more junior colleagues. Ed joined the GEN Board early in 2020 and was closely involved in designing the GEN 2021 conference. Ed was a dear friend to many across the economics and policy community here in New Zealand.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at info@gen.org.nz

NZ GEN Economics Network Incorporated is a Registered Charity


Contact website: gen.org.nz/dr-ed-hearnshaw-annual-prize/

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