About the thesis

The award is shared with her co-author, Gustav Alexandrie, for their thesis “A beef with growth? An empirical analysis of income and animal farming.” In their thesis, Olsson and Alexandrie address the impact of GDP growth on the number of farmed animal life years per capita. This is an important question to consider when assessing potential (unintended) impacts of growth and development on the welfare of non-human animals, and Olsson and Alexandrie tackle it with care and rigour. The thesis was submitted at the Stockholm University Department of Economics. 

About the Award

The prize was on the basis of the candidate's ability to produce and communicate insights relevant to the problem of global prioritisation, as demonstrated by their undergraduate thesis, dissertation, or other substantive work forming part of their graduation semester in the fields of economics and philosophy. The prize comes with a stipend of £2,000.

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