This prize was established by the University by a donation from Professor Jonathan Pincus who originally established the prize while at Flinders University for the best student in Economic History called ‘The E. Pollard Prize in Economic History’.
As the Discipline of Economic History was abolished at Flinders University, Dr Ralph Shlomowitz of Flinders arranged to pay the residual capital sum of $2,790.49 to the University of Adelaide. This sum is now used for a similar prize at the University of Adelaide.
The purpose of the prize is to encourage undergraduate students to excellence in economic history.
This is an endowed prize with the capital held in the University’s Endowment Fund and the income distribution each year used to fund the prize.
 For further information on the University’s Endowment Fund and the distribution of interest available please see the Endowment Fund Investment Report
The following rules now apply:-
- The prize shall be known as the ‘E. Pollard Prize in Economic History’.
- The annual value shall be $500, or such other amount as the University shall from time to time determine provided that the value of the prize does not exceed the annual distribution of interest available from the Endowment Fund.
- The prize shall be awarded to the student attaining the best result in Global Economic History, providing the Head of School considers the candidate to be of sufficient merit.
- Where two or more candidates are of equal merit, the prize shall be shared equally.
- The University may vary the rules from time to time in a manner consistent with the University’s legal obligations and policies.
2018 winner: Max Douglass
Max Douglass with Professor Jonathan Pincus
2017 winner: Benjamin Pascoe-Purvis
Benjamin Pascoe-Purvis with Prof. Jonathan Pincus
2016 winner: Lauren Slinger