Sumner La Croix awarded the Best Paper of 2021 by Economic Record

A paper by UHERO’s Sumner La Croix, “Australia’s Forgotten Copper Mining Boom: Understanding How South Australia Avoided Dutch Disease” was awarded the Best Paper of 2021 by the journal Economic Record. In an announcement, the selection panel stated, “While there were many excellent papers, the committee was of the view that this paper was a deserving winner of the 2021 ‘Best Paper Prize’ on account of its sound economic analysis combining theory and empirical research, originality (collecting historical data), and its relevance for understanding Australia’s most recent resource booms and the benefits of active migration policies.”


Harris, Edwyna, and Sumner La Croix. “Australia’s Forgotten Copper Mining Boom: Understanding How South Australia Avoided Dutch Disease, 1843–1850.” Economic Record 97.318 (2021): 424-439.

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