2023 Alice Amsden Book Award: Call for Nominations

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites nominations for its 2023 Alice Amsden Book Award for an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of socio-economics. Eligible books must have a 2021 or 2022 first edition publication date and cannot be edited volumesThe deadline for nominations is 15 February 2023.


Only current SASE members are invited to nominate a book for the prize, and authors are welcome to nominate their own work (to become a SASE member, go here: Join SASE! – SASE).


To nominate a book, please send an electronic copy (that can be shared with all committee members) to sasebookaward@sase.org. In addition, please send one hard copy to the address listed below. You must include a brief nomination letter that states how the book contributes to SASE’s intellectual mission.


Please note: All books/submissions must be in English, and have a first edition publication date of 2021 or 2022. Also note that achieving diversity and inclusion is a priority for SASE.



Please direct any questions to SASE Executive Director Annelies Fryberger, saseexecutive@sase.org.

2023 Committee Members

Yuen Yuen Ang [chair] (University of Michigan)

Daniel Kinderman (University of Delaware)

Gabor Scheiring (Bocconi University)


Address for physical copy (1 copy only): 

Daniel Kinderman

Department of Political Science & International Relations

University of Delaware

347 Smith Hall, 18 Amstel Ave

Newark, DE 19716 USA


Address for electronic copies (these should be files that can be shared with all committee members): sasebookaward@sase.org


About Alice Amsden

A prolific scholar, Alice Amsden wrote extensively about the process of industrialization in emerging economies, particularly in Asia. Her work frequently emphasized the importance of the state as a creator of economic growth, and challenged the idea that globalization had produced generally uniform conditions in which emerging economies could find a one-size-fits-all path to prosperity. Amsden wrote or co-authored seven books, and dozens of journal articles, essays and chapters in edited volumes. She also wrote frequently for general-interest publications; her work appeared in The New York Times, The Nation, Dissent, Boston Review, Technology Review and others.


2022 Alice Amsden Book Award winners:

Winner: China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption by Yuen Yuen Ang


Honorable Mentions:

Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States by Rebecca Elliott

Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States by Rhacel Salazar Parreñas


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