SOAS University of London

SOAS PhD Scholar awarded prestigious EAEPE-Simon Young Scholar Prize

31 October 2017

Pedro Mendes Loureiro, PhD candidate in Economics at SOAS University of London has been awarded the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) Simon Young Scholar Prize for the best paper presented by a young scholar.

Pedro was awarded the prize for his paper 'Capital accumulation and class inequality in Brazil, 1992-2013' which he gave at the 29th Annual EAEPE Conference (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy) earlier this month.

The paper explores the drivers and limitations of growth and income redistribution in Brazil, focusing on its most intense period between 2003 and 2013. It approaches income inequality from a class perspective, and connects the latter to the pattern of accumulation of the economy.

Pedro said: “I was delighted to receive the prize, which both vindicates my work done so far and encourages me in the next steps.

“It also felt very much like recognition of a collective effort, given the enormous role the SOAS community has played in enabling it – talks with colleagues, seminars, the weekly workshop Alfredo Saad-Filho organises, and the great supervision I receive are all part of it.”

The EAEPE was founded in 1988 - its main purpose is to promote evolutionary, dynamic and realistic approaches to economic theory and policy.