Alice Amsden Book Award
The Alice Amsden Best Book Award committee considers books submitted by a SASE member with a first edition publication date from one to two years prior to the next annual conference date, and which are not edited volumes, with the aim of selecting an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of economic behavior and/or its policy implications with regard to societal, institutional, historical, philosophical, psychological, and ethical factors. The prize comes with an award of $2,000.
Only current SASE members are invited to nominate a book for the prize, and authors are welcome to nominate their own work. Nomination periods open at the beginning of winter and close at the end of winter each year. During this time, those who wish to submit a book for consideration may send 4 hard copies to the SASE office at the address below or, preferably, send an ebook directly to the committee at email@example.com. Nominations must be accompanied by a brief nomination letter that states how the book contributes to SASE’s intellectual mission. All books/submissions must be in English. Please note that achieving diversity and inclusion is a priority for SASE.
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Address for electronic submissions: firstname.lastname@example.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.