In 2001, CEI established an award in honor of the late free market economist, Julian L. Simon, whose classic 1981 work The Ultimate Resource debunks the alarmist predictions of eco-doomsayers like Paul Ehrlich. The award is traditionally presented at CEI's annual gala dinner. Stephen Moore, a member of the Wall Street Journal's editorial board and former research fellow with Dr. Simon, was the first recipient of the Julian L. Simon Memorial Award.
Julian L. Simon Memorial Award Honorees:
2014 - John Tierney, Journalist, Science Writer and Co-Author of Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength
2013 - Deirdre McCloskey, Distinguished Professor of Economics, History, English, and Communication
University of Illinois at Chicago
2011 - Robert J. Smith, former director of CEI's Center for Private Conservation
2009 - Richard Tren, Founder of Africa Fighting Malaria
2008 - President Václav Klaus of the Czech Republic
2007 - Indur Goklany, author of The Improving State of the World
2006 - John Stossel, host of "Stossel" on the Fox Business Network
2005 - Barun Mitra of the Liberty Institute (New Delhi, India)
2004 - There was no Simon award given. Instead, CEI honored Nobel Peace Prize laureate Norman Borlaug with our first Prometheus Award for Human Achievement.
2003 - Bjørn Lomborg
2002 - Robert L. Bradley, Jr.
2001 - Stephen Moore