In 2014, the Journal of Public Economics instituted the Atkinson Award for the best paper published in the Journal in memory of Tony Atkinson who was the founding editor of JPubE in 1972 and served as editor for 26 years. The award will be given every other year to a paper published in the past 3 years. The award recipient this year is chosen by the Editors based on nominations from the entire board of editors and co-editors for the time window 2014-16. Dr. Laura Blow will receive the award later this year for the joint paper "Cash by any other name? Evidence on labeling from the UK Winter Fuel Payment" published in 2014.