SASE’s Alice Amsden Book Award and SER Best Article Prize are awarded every year. For information on eligibility, click on the award type below.



Alice Amsden Book Award

SER Best Article Prize

David Marsden Best Paper Prize


Winner: Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets by Kimberly Kay Hoang

Honorable Mentions: 

Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India by Smitha Radhakrishnan

Capitalizing a Cure: How Finance Controls the Price and Value of Medicines by Victor Roy

Winner: Horn, Alexander, Anthony Kevins and Kees van Kersbergen. 2023. “The Paternalist Politics of Punitive and Enabling Workfare: Evidence from a New Dataset on Workfare Reforms in 16 Countries, 1980–2015.” Socio-Economic Review 21(4):2137-66.

Honorable Mentions: 



Winner: Hedged Out: Inequality and Insecurity on Wall Street by Megan Tobias Neely

Honorable Mention: 
Recoding Power: Tactics for Mobilizing Tech Workers by Sidney A. Rothstein

Winner:Gender identity and wives’ labor market outcomes in West and East Germany between 1983 and 2016” (Socio-Economic Review 20(1): 257–279), by Maximilian SprengholzAnna Wieber, and Elke Holst.

Winner: “Divergent Trajectories: Social Mobility, Education and Job Quality in Chile.” by Javier Gonzalez.

Honorable Mention: 
“Industrial versus artisanal mining: The effects on local labour in Liberia.” by Melanie Gräser. 


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

Winner:Creating Crony Capitalism: Neoliberal Globalization and the Fuelling of Corruption” (Socio-Economic Review 19(2): 607–634), by Bernhard ReinsbergAlexander Kentikelenis, and Thomas Stubbs

Winner:So near and yet so far: a new look at the comparison of the French and British models,” by Thomas Amossé, Héloïse Petit, Alex Bryson, and John Forth


Winner: Sorting Out the Mixed Economy: The Rise and Fall of Welfare and Developmental States in the Americas by Amy Offner

Honorable Mention: Neoliberal Resilience: Lessons in Democracy and Development from Latin America and Eastern Europe by Aldo Madariaga

Winner:The Financialization of Policy Preferences: Financial Asset Ownership, Regulation and Crisis Management(Socio-Economic Review 18(3): 655–680), by Stefano Pagliari, Lauren M. Phillips, and Kevin L. Young


Winner: American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation by Sarah

Honorable Mention: In the Red: The Politics of Public Debt Accumulation in Developed Countries by Zsófia Barta

Co-winner:Spatial Mismatch and Youth Unemployment in US Cities: Public Transportation as a Labor Market Institution” (Socio-Economic Review 17(2): 357-379), by Christof Brandtner, Anna Lunn, and Cristobal Young

Co-winner:Permanent Budget Surpluses as a Fiscal Regime” (Socio-Economic Review 17(4): 1043-1063), by Lukas Haffert


Winner: The Specter of Global China: Politics, Labor, and Foreign Investment
in Africa
, by Ching Kwan Lee

Winner: “Opposition to Shareholder Value: Bond Rating Agencies and Conflicting Logics in Corporate Finance” (Socio-Economic Review 16(1): 85–112), by Jacob Apkarian



Winner: Left without Choice? Economic Ideas, Frame and the Party Politics of Value Added Taxation” (Socio-Economic Review  15(4): 777-796), by Achim Kemmerling

Honorable Mention: Constructing the Rational Actor: Ideological Labor and Science Politics in the Global Food System” (Socio-Economic Review 15(2): 263-281), by Jessica Epstein



Co-winner: “How the Euro Divides the Union: The Effects of Economic Adjustment on Support for Democracy in Europe” (Socio-Economic Review 14(1): 1-26), by Klaus Armingeon, Kai Guthmann, and David Weisstanner

Co-winner: “Making Materiality Matter: A Sociological Analysis of Prices on the Dutch Fiction Book Market, 1980-2009” (Socio-Economic Review 14(2): 363-381), by Thomas Franssen and Olav Velthuis



Winner: “Why Do Firms Financialize? Meso-level Evidence from the US Apparel and Footwear Industry, 1991-2005” (Socio-Economic Review 13(3): 549-573), by Matthew Soener

Honorable Mention:The Role of Engineering Consultancies as Network-Centered Actors to Develop Indigenous, Technical Capacity: The Case of Iran’s Automotive Industry” (Socio-Economic Review 13(4): 747-769), by Darius Bozorg Mehri



Winner: “Forms of Welfare Capitalism and Education-Based Participatory Inequality” (Socio-Economic Review 12(2): 437-462), by Carsten Q. Schneider and Kristin Makszin

Honorable Mention:Brothers’ Keepers: Gift Giving Networks and the Organization of Jewish American Diaspora Nationalism” (Socio-Economic Review 12(3): 463-488), by Dan Lainer-Vos



Winner:Tax Increment Financing, Economic Development Professionals and the Financialization of Urban Politics” (Socio-Economic Review 11(3): 413–40), by Josh Pacewicz

Honorable Mention:Tenuous Link: Labour Market Institutions and Unemployment in Advanced and New Market Economies” (Socio-Economic Review 11(4): 739–769), by Sabina Avdagic and Paola Salardi



Winner:Using Basic Personal Values to Test Theories of Union Memberships” (Socio-Economic Review 10(3): 683-703), by Hasan Kirmanoglu and Cem Baslevent



Winner:Upgrading or Polarization? Occupational Change in Britain, Germany, Spain and Switzerland, 1990- 2008” (Socio-Economic Review 9(3): 503-531, by Daniel Oesch and Jorge Rodriguez Menes



Winner: “The East Asian Welfare State Debate and Surrogate Social Policy: An Exploratory Study on Japan and South Korea” (Socio-Economic Review 8(3): 411–435), by Pil Ho Kim



Winner: Where Do Innovations Come from? Transformations in the US National Innovation System, 1970–2006” (Socio-Economic Review 7(3): 459–483), by Fred Block and Matthew Keller



Winner: Inequality, Public Opinion, and Redistribution” (Socio-Economic Review 6(1): 35–68), by Lane Kenworthy and Leslie McCall



Winner: What’s on the Path? Path Dependence, Organizational Diversity and the Problem of Institutional Change in the US Economy, 1900–1950” (Socio-Economic Review 5(1): 47–80), by Marc Schneiberg