Two former PRIO associates, both working group leaders at
our Centre for the Study of Civil War (2002–12), have been honoured for their outstanding academic
Jon Elster has been awarded the Johan Skytte Prize in
Political Science, a yearly award for ‘the most valuable contribution to political
science’. The prize is conferred by Uppsala University. Jon Elster is the
Robert K. Merton Professor of Social Sciences at Columbia University and Professeur
Honoraire at the Collège de France.
Karl Ove Moene has been awarded the Fridtjof Nansen Award
for Outstanding Research for his ‘vital contributions to the study of the
Nordic model, corruption, economic inequality, and the importance of
institutions as a factor in economic growth’. This award is conferred by the
Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. Moene is a Professor at the Centre
for the Study of Equality, Social Organization, and Performance in the
Department of Economics at the University of Oslo.
PRIO congratulates both on their prestigious awards!