Bernhard-Harms-Prize

Bernhard Harms Prize

The Bernhard Harms Prize – named after the founder of the Kiel Institute – honors scholars for exceptional research in global economics or practitioners for outstanding promotion of global economic relations.

Every year, the Kiel Institute awards the Bernhard-Harms-Prize, with the support of the Society for the Advancement of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. The prize is endowed with 10,000 Euros. It particular honors scholars with a distinguished record in the field of international economics.

The prize is awarded by decision of the Prize Board of the Society for the Advancement of the Kiel Institute for the World Economy. It bears the name of the institute's founder and is presented in an academic ceremony. The "Bernhard-Harms-Lecture" held at this event has been published in the journal "Review of World Economics / Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv" for several years.

The Bernhard-Harms-Prize was first awarded in 1964 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Institute for the World Economy and was bestowed every two years until 2018. From 2020 onwards, it was to be awarded annually, but unfortunately this had to be postponed due to the corona pandemic.


Bernhard Harms Prize 2021 goes to Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern

The British economist Prof. Lord Nicholas Stern received this years Bernhard Harms Prize. Lord Stern is Professor of Economics and Government at the London School of Economics (LSE) and became known primarily for quantifying the economic consequences of climate change. The study made international headlines as the "Stern Report" and today forms the basis of climate economic instruments such as a pricing of CO2. The awarding of the Bernhard Harms Prize 2021 to Lord Nicholas Stern took place on September 4, 2021 during the Kiel Lectures Day at Kiel Christian Albrechts University (CAU).