Hamish Russell Wins First Annual Amartya Sen Prize

First-year Toronto PhD student Hamish Russell was one of the winners of
the first annual Amartya Sen Prize, a prize jointly administered by
Yale’s Global Justice Program, Academics Stand Against Poverty, and
Global Financial Integrity. Hamish’s winning essay, “Abusive Tax
Avoidance and Responsibilities of Tax Professionals”, was co-authored
with Professor Gillian Brock of the University of Auckland, where Hamish
completed his BA in 2013; their essay shared first place with an essay
by Max Everest-Phillips, Director of the United Nations Development
Programme Global Centre for Public Service Excellence.

The Sen prizes were awarded on Saturday, November 8, 2014, at a
conference at Yale University, where Hamish delivered his paper. Nobel
laureate Amartya Sen, who also spoke at the event, described it as “a
very interesting conference on a critically important subject — with a
number of fine contributions, including two powerful papers from the
prize winners.”

Congratulations Hamish!

Details on the prize available below: