This award is presented to honor the lifetime scholarly accomplishments of Aaron B. Wildavsky.  The award is presented annually to a distinguished scholar in the field of public budgeting and financial management for lifetime achievement.  The award recipient should be an outstanding scholar as judged by his or her record of publication and service to the field over a sustained period of time.  Nominations should include a 1-2 page letter outlining the significant accomplishments of the nominee, the nominee’s vitae, and no more than two additional letters of recommendation.  A committee will determine the award winner. 

Nominations should be sent by July 1, 2021, to Jonathan Justice, at justice@udel.edu.

Nominations are due July 1, 2021

Past Winners
  • 2020 – Merl Hackbart
  • 2019 – Michael Pagano
  • 2018 – Roy Meyers
  • 2017 – Jeffrey Chapman and Paul Posner
  • 2016 – Katherine Willoughby
  • 2015 – William (Bill) Simonsen
  • 2014 – Joseph White
  • 2013 – James Savage
  • 2012 – Philip G. Joyce
  • 2011 – Gerald J. Miller 
  • 2010 – Dennis S. Ippolito
  • 2009 – William D. Duncombe
  • 2008 – W. Bartley Hildreth
  • 2007 – Lance LeLoup 
  • 2006 – Glenn Fisher
  • 2005 – Larry Jones & Fred Thompson
  • 2004 – Bob Lee
  • 2003 – Helen Ladd
  • 2002 – John Mikesell
  • 2001 – William Niskanen
  • 2000 – Irene S. Rubin
  • 1999 – Gloria A. Grizzle
  • 1998 – Tom Lauth
  • 1997 – Roy W. Bahl
  • 1996 – Richard F. Fenno Jr.
  • 1995 – Louis Fisher
  • 1994 – Allen Shick
  • 1993 – Naomi Caiden