Review of Industrial Organization 20: 203, 2002.
Industrial Organization Society’s Fourth Annual
Awards: Younger Scholar Best Paper Award
To JOZEF KONINGS and PATRICK PAUL WALSH
The award is for outstanding research by a younger scholar, as published in the Re-
view of Industrial Organization during the previous year (in this instance between
August 2000 and July 2001). “Younger” is deﬁned as less than 40 years of age, or
with a Ph.D. awarded in the last 10 years.
A committee of three evaluates the eligible papers, stressing criteria of original-
ity, technical excellence, quality of exposition, and contribution to understanding of
how the industrial economy functions. This year’s committee consisted of Robert
M. Feinberg, John Scott and Don Siegel.
The committee selected Jozef Konings and Patrick Paul Walsh to share the
award for their paper, “The Impact of Product Market Competition on Employment
Determination in Unionised and Non-Unionised Firms: Firm Level Evidence for
the U.K.”, which appeared in the December 2000 issue. The award is accompanied
by the following citation:
The Industrial Organization Society is pleased to select Jozef Konings and
Patrick Paul Walsh to share the award for the best article by a younger scholar to
appear in the Review of Industrial Organization during the past year. Their paper,
“The Impact of Product Market Competition on Employment Determination in
Unionised and Non-Unionised Firms: Firm Level Evidence for the U.K.”, makes
excellent use of theoretical insights drawn both from the industrial organization
and labor economics literatures to study the impact of product market competition
on relative employment in unionized vs. non-unionized ﬁrms. Their model predicts
lower employment losses in unionized ﬁrms, and this prediction is supported in an
empirical analysis of U.K. ﬁrm-level data. We are pleased to recognize these two
authors for the quality of their work.