Springer Best Paper Award
The Association for Social Economics awarded the Springer Best Paper Award to Rafet Fazeli, associate professor of Economics at the University of Redlands and her coauthor, economist Reza Fazeli for their 2010 paper "The Impact of the Welfare State and Social Policy on the Working Population: The Recent British Experience."
The paper focuses on the United Kingdom and offers a comprehensive analysis of social expenditures and taxes paid by the working population families, and an estimation of the net benefits received by them. The study was based on the trends of the "social wage" and the "net social wage" in Britain over the last two decades.
In recent years, Fazeli has received another award for a best paper on a related topic in association with the same coauthor. They received the best paper award for "The Impact of the Welfare State and Social Wage on Economic Performance: A Comparative Study of the United States, and the United Kingdom," presented at Clute Institute European Conferences, the European Applied Business Research (EABR) Conference in Prague on June 8, 2009.