The AQR Insight Award recognizes and rewards exceptional academic working papers that offer original, intelligent approaches to practical issues in the investment world. AQR's Insight Award Advisory Committee will consider papers on any investment-related topic as long as they deliver clear, significant insights. Up to three papers share a $100,000 annual prize.
The AQR Insight Award counts many esteemed academics among its recipients. In addition, since the award’s inception in 2012, 26 of the 30 finalist papers (through 2017) have been published in one of the following economics or finance journals: Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics.
Winners of the next Insight Award will be announced in June of 2019.
The AQR Insight Award, sponsored by AQR Capital Management and now in its sixth year, recognizes important, unpublished papers that provide the most significant, new practical insights for tax-exempt institutional or taxable investor portfolios. Up to three papers share a $100,000 prize. Every year, we receive submissions from top academics from around the world. After a rigorous review process, we select the five best and invite the authors to present their new research at AQR. Here’s a look at the 2017 AQR Insight Award presentations.Read more