SASE 2022 Alice Amsden Best Book Award
Alice Amsden Best Book Award
The Alice Amsden Best Book Award committee (Virág Molnár [chair], Sébastien Lechevalier (EHESS), and Eunmi Mun) considered submitted books with a 2020 or 2021 first edition publication 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 Alice Amsden Book Award is given annually for the best 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.
The committee is delighted to announce that the 2022 Alice Amsden Book Award of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics goes to political scientist Yuen Yuen Ang for her book China’s Gilded Age: The Paradox of Economic Boom and Vast Corruption (Cambridge University Press, 2020).
The committee has also decided to award two Honorable Mentions, to sociologist Rebecca Elliott for her book Underwater: Loss, Flood Insurance, and the Moral Economy of Climate Change in the United States (Columbia University Press, 2021) and to sociologist Rhacel Salazar Parreñas for her book Unfree: Migrant Domestic Work in Arab States (Stanford University Press, 2021).
The committee additionally wishes to recognize the other shortlisted books:
- Upsold: Real Estate Agents, Prices, and Neighborhood Inequality by Max Besbris. (University of Chicago Press, 2020)
- Coerced: Work Under the Threat of Punishment by Erin Hatton (University of California Press, 2020)
- Regimes of Inequality: The Political Economy of Health and Wealth by Julia Lynch (Cambridge University Press, 2020)
- Compressed Development: Time and Timing in Economic and Social Development by Hugh Whittaker, Timothy J Sturgeon, Toshie Okita, and Tianbiao Zhu. (Oxford University Press, 2020)