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Gerald Gaus Memorial PPE Essay Prize

The Gerald Gaus Memorial PPE Essay Prize

Jerry Gaus devoted much of his career to fostering the talents of his students. He encouraged innovation and the pursuit of projects that matter to the individual scholar rather than merely following current trends, and he was excited to help students develop their ideas.You’ll find an astute remembrance of Jerry Gaus and his work, by Jacob Barrett, Adam Gjesdal, Bill Glod, Keith Hankins, Brian Kogelmann, Ryan Muldoon, John Thrasher, Kevin Vallier, and Chad Van Schoelandt, HERE.

In honor of Jerry, we have created the Gerald Gaus Memorial PPE Essay Prize. This prize, available to currently enrolled graduate students, will be awarded to the essay that best exemplifies this spirit of innovation in PPE.  The winner will receive a financial award and the opportunity to present the essay at an afternoon session at the Annual PPE Society Conference. The session will focus on the themes of the paper, paired with two more senior scholars.

Details about the prize and its application process can be found HERE.

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We sincerely thank you for your contributions.


Jerry Gaus & Tommy