Competition Now Open for Seventh Annual IRRC Institute Research Award Examining the Interaction Between the Real Economy and Investing

Practitioner & Academic Submissions Accepted Until October 19, 2018; Winners to Receive $10,000 Each

NEW YORK, NY, May 3, 2018 – The Investor Responsibility Research Center Institute (IRRCi) has opened its seventh annual competition for research that examines the interaction between the real economy and investment theory. Practitioners and academics are invited to submit research papers by Friday, October 19, 2018, for consideration by a blue-ribbon panel of judges with deep finance and investment experience.

Two research papers each will receive the 2018 IRRCi Research Award along with a $10,000 award. Winners will be announced in December 2018.

The blue ribbon panel of judges includes:

  • Robert Dannhauser, Head of Global Private Wealth Management, CFA Institute
  • James Hawley, Professor Emeritus of Economics and Senior Research Fellow, Elfenworks Center for Fiduciary Capitalism at St. Mary’s College and Head of Applied Research, TruValue Labs.
  • Erika Karp, Founder, CEO and Chair of the Board of Cornerstone Capital
  • Nell Minow, Governance Expert

Biographies of the judges are available here.

Award submissions are accepted online here. Submissions may be an original work created specifically for the IRRCi Research Award, or relevant unpublished papers, or papers that have been published after July 1, 2017.

“This award is unique because it focuses on both academic and business research, and links capital markets and investing back to the real economy,” said Jon Lukomnik, IRRCi executive director.

As noted on the IRRCi web site, Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) has dominated investment theory for more than a half century. MPT focuses on security selection, portfolio construction, and other financial issues rather than the intersection of the real economy and investing. Simultaneously, the growing importance of the private sector relative to the public sector in the real economy has increased scrutiny of private sector behavior and economic activity. The IRRCi Research Award encourages new research that analyzes how investments interact with real world economic activity.

More information regarding the award process, submission guidelines and calendar is available here, along with the award submission form and Frequently Asked Questions.

Information on past winners is available here. More information about the award is available here. Read the full body of IRRCi research here. 

The IRRC Institute is a nonprofit research organization that funds academic and practitioner research that enables investors, policymakers and other stakeholders to make data-driven decisions. IRRCi research covers a wide range of topics of interest to investors, is objective, unbiased and disseminated widely. More information is available at www.irrcinstitute.org. Follow IRRCi on Twitter at @IRRCResearch.

IRRCi Award Contact:

Jon Lukomnik

+1.212.344.2424 | jon@irrcinstitute.org

IRRCi Media Contact:

Kelly Kenneally | +1.202.256.1445 | kelly@irrcinstitute.org

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