Prize for best academic papers

Congratulations to the winners of the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy:

Senior scholars category:  Prof. Richard Steinberg, Indiana University, for the best paper entitled "The Design of Tax Incentives for Giving" 

Junior scholars category: Caroline Honegger (HETSL), Romain Carnac (HETSL), Philipp Balsiger (University of Neuchâtel) and Alexandre Lambelet (HETSL), Switzerland for the best paper entitled "Why fiscally encourage philanthropy? The justifications used by political actors in Switzerland (2000-2019)"

 

Launched in 2020, the Fondation Lombard Odier Prize for Academic Excellence in Philanthropy awards the best academic papers in Philanthropy. For its first edition, the topic was dedicated to taxation and Philanthropy:

  • A prize of CHF 10,000 to honour the best seniors scholars paper presented during the scientific conference;
  • A prize of CHF5'000 to honour the best junior scholars paper presented during the scientific conference.

Pursuant to the jury and prize selection regulations, the winners have been selected according to the following criteria: soundness of the conceptual development, originality and new contribution, methodology and relevance to practice and policy.

The jury members are:

  • Prof. James Andreoni, Professor of Economics, University of California at San Diego, USA  
  • Prof. Yves Flückiger, Rector, University of Geneva 
  • Prof. Sigrid Hemels, Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Netherlands 
  • André Hoffmann, Philanthropist, Switzerland 
  • Patrick Odier, President, Fondation Lombard Odier (chair) 
  • Prof. Kimberley Scharf, University of Birmingham, UK

In addition to the cash prize, the winners have been publicly presented with a commemorative certificate and recognition at the public conference last 26 November 2020.   

 

The 3 finalists of the Seniors scholars category :

Nicolas Duquette, University of Southern California, and Jennifer Mayo, University of Michigan, "Who gives and who gets? Tax policy and the long-run distribution of philanthropy in the US"

Richard Steinberg, Indiana University, "The Design of Tax Incentives for Giving" - LAUREATE

Eric M. Zolt, UCLA Law School, Cross-border Philanthropy: A U.S. Perspective

 

The 3 finalists of the Junior scholars category :

Jo Cutler, University of Birmingham, "Aligning tax incentives with motivations for philanthropy: Insights from brain and behavior"

Caroline Honegger (HETSL), Romain Carnac (HETSL), Philipp Balsiger (University of Neuchâtel) and Alexandre Lambelet (HETSL), Switzerland "Why fiscally encourage philanthropy? The justifications used by political actors in Switzerland (2000-2019)" - LAUREATES

Charles Sellen, Indiana University, "Philanthropy as a self-taxation mechanism with happy outcomes: Crafting a new public discourse"