Adam Smith Program
Department of Economics · George Mason University

Acton Institute announces Erik W. Matson as the 2022 Novak Award Winner


Program Deputy Director Erik Matson has been selected as the Acton Institute's 2022 Novak Award Winner.


Here is an excerpt from the announcement on Acton's website:

"In recognition of Erik W. Matson’s outstanding research in the fields of ethics, politics and economics, the Acton Institute will be awarding him the 2022 Novak Award.

Named after the distinguished American theologian, the late Michael Novak, this $15,000 award rewards new outstanding scholarly research concerning the relationship between religion, economic freedom, and the free and virtuous society. This award recognizes those scholars early in their academic career who demonstrate outstanding intellectual merit in advancing the understanding of religion’s connection to human dignity, the rule of law, limited government, religious liberty and freedom in economic life."

Information about Erik's research may be found here.