Peter Howard-Jones, lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher in Economics at Bournemouth University (BU), has won a prestigious prize for the best PhD thesis in the field of comparative economic studies.
The prize is awarded by the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies. This reputable award is given to the work that, in the opinion of the jury, has the greatest potential to impact the field of comparative economic studies in the future.
Peter Howard-Jones said: “I am both proud and humbled to have received this award and would like to recognise the significant support I have received from my supervisors, Tim Lloyd and Khurshid Djalilov, who have both been towers of strength and also from other academics within the Bournemouth University Business School community.”
The thesis, The Influence of the Washington Consensus Programme on the Transitional Economies of Eastern Europe - a Firm Level Microeconomic Analysis, explores the effectiveness of the Washington Consensus programme as a mechanism for improving national welfare in transition and emerging economies.
Peter Howard-Jones has received an invitation to join the LSEE-CEFTA Academic Network which is part of LSE Research and is looking forward to strengthening his research capabilities.
The prize will be awarded during the virtual European Association for Comparative Economic Studies conference in September 2021.