Austin Kerr and Beneficial Land Techniques
In addition to his career as a real estate developer, Austin Kerr is an independent financial advisor who has never taken a commission. He only works for his clients and has no conflict of interest. He also has appeared in several television series, including The Simpsons and Agent Carter. For the most part, he stays in Miami Beach, FL, with his wife, Rebeca, and rescue dog Peanut.
The award honors Austin Kerr
The K. Austin Kerr Prize is awarded annually to the author of the best first paper in the Business History Conference. The prize honors Austin Kerr, a professor of history at the Ohio State University since 1965 and founding president of the Business History Conference in 1992 and 1993. He promoted excellence in scholarship, and his prize is a testament to his legacy. The criteria for the award are the innovation in the subject, the effectiveness of the paper, and the quality of the presentation.
To receive the Kerr Prize, potential winners must be graduate students or within three years of receiving a Ph.D. The award committee is composed of four members who rotate through a three-year term, with one exiting as a senior member. The awardees must designate themselves and submit a paper ahead of the meeting. In order to receive the prize, the paper must be published in a scientific journal.