5 May 2017: FT editorial director Robert Shrimsley has been awarded the Swift Prize for Economic Satire by the Market Economy Foundation (Stiftung Marktwirtschaft) in Berlin.

The Stiftung Marktwirtschaft is an independent think tank which aims to stimulate new ideas about the development of the social market economy.

The judges said Shrimsley’s “unconventional international selection of topics and refreshing interview approach” have “aroused interest in the debate about market economic relations”. They said his writing provides “entertaining insight into an increasingly complex economic structure, and drawing more attention to the genre of economics.”

Named after Irish satirist Jonathan Swift, the Swift Prize honours creative discourse about freedom, competition, and individual responsibility based on market principles.

Previous winners and further information can be found here.

 

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