Agarwal Book Prize

The Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize was established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education and chart out a path of intellectual excellence. The Prize is a testament to the enduring legacy of Bina's parents and their commitment to promoting gender equality in the global economy. The Agarwal Book Prize acknowledges books that showcase original avenues in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, and policy with regard to any facet of gender and the economy, across any geographical region.


 

THE SURAJ MAL AND SHYAMA DEVI AGARWAL BOOK PRIZE

Deadline for submissions: 01 July 2024.

The International Association For Feminist Economics announces the fourth round of the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize to be awarded biennially for a work of original scholarship in the field of feminist economics.

The prize was established by Bina Agarwal (IAFFE’s first President from the Global South) to honor her late parents, who, throughout their lives and with great generosity, supported young women to pursue their dreams of higher education and chart out a path of intellectual excellence. 

The prize will recognize books that demonstrate new pathways in theory, methodology, empirical analysis, or policy, on any aspect of gender and the economy, and relating to any part of the world. All books in English, including interdisciplinary ones, but within the broad ambit of gender and the economy, will be considered, regardless of the author’s disciplinary background. Single or dual-authored books are eligible, but not multi-authored or edited volumes, or textbooks. 

The prize carries an honorarium of $1000 and a citation describing the book’s merits. An additional amount (up to $1500) will be available to cover the prizewinner’s expenses to attend the award ceremony at the IAFFE annual conference. The prize winner will be invited to make a presentation or participate in a conference event on the book’s subject. The prize and travel support will be split between authors for a dual-authored book. 

For this round of the prize, to be awarded at the 2025 IAFFE Annual Conference, books published in the calendar years 2022 and 2023 are eligible. Nominators can be publishers, authors, or other interested parties. Nominators must complete and submit the form to Wendy Khonziwe <[email protected]>,Nomination FormThe nominators must send, or arrange to have the publisher send, a hard copy of the book (or, exceptionally, a digital copy) to each of the three Prize Committee members (whose names and addresses will be on the Nomination Form), along with a copy of the form. Reviews can be included with submissions. 

Wendy Khonziwe
Agarwal Prize Contact Person
International Association for Feminist Economics

Nomination Form, 2025 Agarwal Book Prize

2023 Agarwal Book Prize

Joanna Rostek was awarded the Suraj Mal and Shyama Devi Agarwal Book Prize for her book Women’s Economic Thought in the Romantic AgeThe Book Prize Committee was very impressed by Rostek's work as it offers a groundbreaking analysis and effectively incorporates women's perspectives into the history of economic thought. Read the full citation here.

Watch the Book Prize recording from the 2023 IAFFE Annual Conference 

Prize Committee | Carmen Diana Deere, Maria “Sergy” Floro, and Jane Humphries


Past winners