Encouraging interdisciplinary excellence

IAST strives to create bridges between disciplines. To facilitate cross-disciplinary fertilization, we launched a prize in 2016, in recognition of outstanding multidisciplinary research projects.

Discover the 2019 laureates!

Harilanto Razafindrazaka (IAST), Astrid Hopfensitz (IAST), Denis Pierron (AMIS: Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et Imagerie de Synthèse) and Arnaud Tognetti (Division of Psychology, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm)

were awarded for their project:

BLOOD-COOP: a genome wide study of the altruistic motivation of blood donors


Astrid and Harilanto with Paul Seabright, IAST Director

In 2017, the prize was shared between two teams: 

Congratulations to both teams! 

First Project: "Developmental Origins of Economic Preferences"

The first winning team in 2016 included:

from the IAST : Jeanne Bovet, Jonathan Stieglitz and Boris Van Leeuwen

and also researchers from other labs: Gideon Nave (Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania), Paul Smeets (Department of Finance, Maastricht University) and Andrew J.O. Whitehouse (Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia)


Second Project: "Who Cares? Quadratic Voting for Survey Research"

The second winning team in 2016 included:

from the IAST : Charlotte Cavaillé and Daniel Chen

and also researchers from other labs: Alisha Holland, from Princeton University and David Rothschild at Microsoft Research