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Thirsk-Feinstein Prize for best dissertation till Luciana Quaranta

Publicerad: 2014-03-31

Luciana Quaranta har tilldelats det prestigefyllda Thirsk-Feinstein Prize for best dissertation in Economic and Social History

Luciana Quaranta har tilldelats det prestigefyllda Thirsk-Feinstein Prize for best dissertation in Economic and Social History, 2013.

Det här är första gången som priset, som delas ut av Economic History Society, går till en PhD knuten till ett universitet utanför Storbritannien och USA. Tidigare vinnare har varit från universiteten i Oxford, Cambridge och Stanford, samt från London School of Economics.

Motivering för Lucianas avhandling, Scarred for life. How conditions in early life affect socioeconomic status, reproduction and mortality in Southern Sweden, 1813-1968, lyder:

“The thesis analyses new evidence from the Scanian Economic Demographic Database and reports several notable results. Luciana uses longitudinal data to examine the developmental origins hypothesis (which posits that the growing foetus and young children adapt or otherwise adjust their growth and development process to signals of nutritional conditions that will predominate throughout life). All the members of the Prize Committee were very impressed by the thesis but perhaps its contribution is best summed up in the words of the external examiner, Rick Steckel, who said that Luciana’s ‘research is path-breaking in a new field that I predict will engage social science, historical, and medical researchers for generations’.”

Vid den årliga konferensen Economic History Society, som i år gick av stapeln i Warwick under helgen, tilldelades Luciana det fina priset.