Global Financial Integrity


The Seventh Annual Amartya Sen Essay Prize


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Global Financial Integrity (GFI), Academics Stand Against Poverty (ASAP) and Yale’s GJP announce the winners of the Seventh (2020) Amartya Sen Essay Prize. They are;

Erhieyovw O’Kenny for the paper “A Stroke of the Keyboard and Click of the Mouse: An Anatomy of Cyber Frauds as a Growing Component of Illicit Financial Flows.” First prize ($5,000).
Roy Cullen for the paper “Pulling the Plug on Money Laundering in British Columbia, Canada: Lessons Learned and Actions Required.” Second Prize ($1,500).
Philip Mutio for the paper “Illicit Financial Flows and the Extractives Sector on the African Continent: Impacts, Enabling Factors and Proposed Reform Measures.” Second Prize ($1,500).
Brian Collins Ocen for the paper “When the Hunters Learn to Shoot Without Missing, the Birds Learn to Fly Without Perching.” Second Prize ($1,500).
The winners will be honored at a prize ceremony at the next Global Justice conference on November 12-15 (see the program). There were twenty high-quality submissions this year, and we hope to publish some of the best essays together as a special issue of a journal. We thank all those who submitted their work and encourage you to participate again in the Eighth Amartya Sen Prize Competition 2021. Its terms will be announced here shortly.