Alice Amsden Best Book Award
The SASE 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. 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.
Applications for the 2023 SASE Alice Amsden Best Book Award are now closed. Submissions for the 2024 award will open in the fall of 2023.
SASE Alice Amsden Best Book Award recipients
Honorable Mention: In the Red: The Politics of Public Debt Accumulation in Developed Countries by Zsófia Barta
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.
Alice Amsden bibliography
- International Firms and Labour in Kenya: 1945-1970 (1971), London: Routledge.
- The Economics of Women and Work, editor (1980), New York: Penguin Books.
- Asia’s Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization (1989), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- The Market Meets Its Match: Restructuring the Economies of Eastern Europe, with Jacek Kochanowicz and Lance Taylor (1994), Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press.
- The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies (2001), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
- Beyond Late Development: Taiwan’s Upgrading Policies, with Wan Wen Chu (2003), Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- Escape from Empire: The Developing World’s Journey through Heaven and Hell (2007), Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press.
- The Role of Elites in Economic Development, with Alisa Di Caprio and James A. Robinson (2012), Oxford: Oxford University Press.