The Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics

The Prize recognizes an early-career scholar in the field of law and economics whose work has advanced the state of knowledge in the field and whose intellectual impact has the potential to reach the legal academy, legal profession, and beyond.

The Prize includes a $30,000 cash award, and the Prize holder will be invited for brief visits to present research at the University of Chicago Law School during their prize term. These visits will include a recognition event to celebrate the winner and their contributions to the field.

The inaugural term of the Donald M. Ephraim Prize in Law and Economics runs from May 2023 through August 2024. After this, the prize will be awarded on a bi-annual basis, with the next prize term to begin in September 2024. The selection process for each prize starts with a call for nominations to be issued in the fall preceding the beginning of the prize term.

Nominations are not currently being accepted. A call for nominations for the 2024-2025 prize will be made in late 2023.