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Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award

The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award recognizes outstanding impact on agricultural and related policy, based on sound foundations in economic theory, in the tradition of Bruce Gardner. Policy issues are interpreted in their broadest sense. They may relate to either a national or international situation. Their focus may be but not at all necessarily on such issues as price and income policy, environment and land use issues, local government, rural poverty, community development problems. The purpose of the Award is to encourage sound economic analysis of public policy issues that provides timely and relevant information for more effective public policy and program discussions. The award is intended to focus attention on important efforts in research, education or public service, which facilitate the policy process and improve public performance and understanding. A maximum of one award is given annually. The award will carry a cash prize of $1,500 and plaque of recognition financed by the Bruce Gardner Memorial Special Purpose Fund of the AAEA Trust. The Bruce Gardner Memorial Prize for Applied Policy Analysis Award Subcommittee is encouraged to generate nominations to assure that all outstanding policy contributions are considered.

Award Nomination Materials

Nomination statement

  • Maximum of three single-spaced pages

Documentary evidence supporting the nominee's or nominees’ contributions to the understanding of public policy and related impact on the development of public policy. In groups, the name and contribution of each person must be identified in the nomination.

(Optional) Other documentary evidence submitted in electronic (PDF) or hard copy form, with electronic form preferred. If in hard copy form, seven copies of documentary evidence shall be submitted to the AAEA Business Office at 555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI 53202. Return of the material submitted is not customary but can be requested.


If you have any questions about your nomination, or the nomination process, please contact Lauren Seward at or (414) 918-3190.