Alongside the European Population Conference in Budapest, a number of eminent demographers were honoured with awards. The award ceremony took place during the closing ceremony of this year's European Population Conference in the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest on 28 June 2014.
The Trailblazer Award for Demographic Analysis
This award honours outstanding achievements by an individual scholar in the development and application of the methods of demographic analysis, including mathematical and bio-demography. The 2014 winner is Annette Baudisch (MPIDR). As the laudation stated: “Her research has opened new paths for demographic analysis in mathematical bio-demography. This trailblazing is exemplified by five publications. In them she overturned the canonical belief that senescence is an inevitable outcome of evolution and made a cogent theoretical case that some species might experience constant mortality and fertility with age and other species might experience declining mortality and increasing fertility with age.”
EAPS Award for Population Studies
Frans Willekens (MPIDR) had the honour of accepting the 2014 EAPS Award. This award honours ground-breaking original contributions to the study of population with far reaching implications for our discipline and our understanding of population dynamics and their consequences. The laudation named Willekens “an inquisitive, open, supportive, creatively pragmatic, unassuming, problem-solving, productive and immensely hospitable scholar, teacher and research administrator. He has made seminal research contributions to multistate modeling including multiregional demography: he has pioneered mathematical models, methods of parameter estimation from incomplete or defective data, and strategies for forecasting.”
The Dirk J. Van de Kaa Award for Social Demography
This award is given to individual scholars with outstanding achievements in social demography, and the interplay of population dynamics and social change. It is granted every two years during the European Population Conference. This year’s recipient is Arnstein Aassve (Bocconi University).
Gunther Beyer Award
As a tribute to one of the founding fathers of EAPS, the Council awards a prize for the best paper by a young scholar at each European Population Conference. This year’s winner is Haodong Qi (Andy Kin), one of the most promising Ph.D. students at the Centre for Economic Demography, Lund University.
EAPS Poster Award
Posters have rapidly developed into a major communication tool for researchers. This year the following researchers received poster awards:
Eva Maria Mera Intriago (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral, Guayaquil-Ecuador)
Rafael Costa (Université Catholique de Louvain)
Alessandra Carioli, (Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) and University of Groningen), Daniel Devolder (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona), and Joaquin Recaño Valverde (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)
Congratulations to all laureates!
Pictures: Domonkos Orbán