Announcement of the 2023 David Marsden Best Paper Prize Recipient

The David Marsden Best Paper Prize was created in commemoration of Professor David Marsden, who founded and coordinated Network G.  The $500 prize is funded by the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics. The prize jury (Ginny Doellgast, Alice Lam, and Jill Rubery) looked for papers that address substantive questions and issues related to Network G: Labor Markets, Education, and Human Resources and that reflect David Marsden’s unique capacity to foster theory-driven research to engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue and to encourage an international perspective even when focused on a single national or sectoral case. Early career researchers were especially encouraged to submit papers for consideration. The award is made annually as part of the SASE meeting award ceremony. The Jury is chosen bi-annually to reflect the cross-disciplinary, international, and methodologically plural profile of Network G.

The jury is delighted to announce its unanimous decision to award the 2023 David Marsden Best Paper Prize to “Divergent Trajectories: Social Mobility, Education and Job Quality in Chile,” written by Javier Gonzalez (University of Cambridge, UK and SUMMA, Chile).

The jury also wishes to give an honorable mention to the paper, “Industrial versus artisanal mining: The effects on local labour in Liberia,” authored by Melanie Gräser (Vienna University of Economics and Business).