Call for Nominations for SASE’s 3rd Annual Alice Amsden Book Award

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites nominations for its Alice Amsden Book Award for an outstanding scholarly book that breaks new ground in the study of socio-economics. Eligible books must have a 2019 or 2020 first edition publication date and cannot be edited volumes

Only current SASE members are invited to nominate a book for the prize, and authors are welcome to nominate their own work. To nominate a book, please send 4 hard copies to the SASE office at the address listed below by January 25, 2021. Alternatively, and preferably, you may send an ebook directly to the committee at this email address:

SASE members who wish to submit a book for consideration must include 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.

Please direct any inquiries to Chair Leslie McCall,

2020-2021 Committee Members
Leslie McCall (chair):
Gernot Grabher
Matthew Amengual
Margarita Estevez-Abe

Address for physical copies: 
Annelies Fryberger
Paulstrasse 3
50676 Cologne

Address for electronic submissions:

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.

The 2020 Alice Amsden Book Award winner was sociologist Sarah Quinn, for her book American Bonds: How Credit Markets Shaped a Nation (Princeton University Press). You can watch an interview with Sarah Quinn here.

Honorable mention was given to political scientist Zsofia Barta for her book In the Red: The Politics of Public Debt Accumulation in Developed Countries (University of Michigan Press). An interview with Zsofia Barta can be watched here.

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