AEFP seeks to recognize the academic contributions of the researchers in our journal, Education Finance and Policy. We are very pleased to announce the inception of the Thomas A. Downes Award for the best article published in EFP in the prior calendar year. A committee of EFP referees and editors will make the selection, to be announced at the first general session of the Annual Conference.

The Thomas A. Downes Award is so named in honor of Professor Downes’ considerable contributions over several decades to building a community for high-quality education policy and finance research through AEFP and its flagship journal.