The Jan Söderberg Family Prize in Economics and Management
A prize worth SEK 1 million for outstanding and ground-breaking research, and a full day dedicated to popular science and interdisciplinary lectures in economics and management – this is the result of a generous donation from the Jan and Åsa Söderberg family to the Lund University School of Economics and Management.
About the Prize
The recipient of the prize is selected through international competition and proposed in a nomination process at the Lund University School of Economics and Management. The recipient will be appointed by a committee.
The Prize is awarded to a prominent researcher under the age of 50. The person has made a significant contribution to research in the field of economics and management. The work must have clearly innovated research and practice in the field.
The prize money is SEK 1 million. Most of it, 80 per cent, is intended to support the recipient’s research, primarily to enable the recipient to employ and engage younger researchers. The remainder of the money, 20 per cent, is for the recipient to use as (s)he pleases.
Professors Marianne Bertrand and Nathan Nunn, have both received the Prize.
The laurate 2022 is professor Linus Dahlander.
The award ceremony
The Prize is awarded at the Lund University School of Economics and Management, at an event that features a lecture by the recipient of the prize, an award ceremony and a day devoted to popular science.
The next award ceremony is scheduled for 11 May 2022 and coincides with the third Economics and Management Day in Lund.
The Economics and Management Day
We welcome all who are interested to a day featuring inspiring talks at the Lund University School of Economics and Management.
The 2022 Prize Committee consists of:
- Maria Stanfors, deputy dean and professor, chair of the committee
- Jan Söderberg, entrepreneur, one of the founders of the Prize
- Frédéric Delmar, professor, Emlyon Business School
- Olof Ejermo, professor, Department of Economic History, LUSEM
- Merle Jacob, professor, Department of Business Administration, LUSEM
- Thomas Kalling, professor, Department of Business Administration, LUSEM
- Erik Wengström, professor, Department of Economics, LUSEM
Nominations can be made by all professors and associate professors at LUSEM, as well as by all members of the prize committee. Nominations should include a short motivation of maximum one page and a reference to the nominee’s achievements.