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. Finalists will be invited to present their research at AQR in May and winners will be announced in June.
Up to three papers share a $100,000 annual prize.
The AQR Insight Award counts many esteemed academics among its recipients. The award was founded in 2012 and in that time, 28 of the 35 finalist papers (through 2018) have gone on to be published in the leading academic journals in finance and economics such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Journal of Finance, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Political Economy, Quarterly Journal of Economics and American Economic Review.
2019 First Prize Winner
Honorable Mention Papers