David Marsden Best Paper Prize

The David Marsden Best Paper Prize was created in 2022, in commemoration of Professor David Marsden, who founded and coordinated SASE Network G.  The $500 prize is funded by the Socio-Economic Review, of which David Marsden was a founding editor, and the German Journal of Human Resources Management, of whose Editorial Board David Marsden was a member.

The prize jury looks for papers that address substantive questions and issues related to 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 are especially encouraged to submit papers for consideration. The award is granted annually during the award ceremony at the SASE annual conference. The jury is chosen bi-annually to reflect the cross-disciplinary, international, and methodologically plural profile of David Marsden’s legacy.

Past winners:


The 2022 inaugural David Marsden Best Paper Prize was awarded to “So near and yet so far: a new look at the comparison of the French and British models”, written by Thomas Amossé (CNAM, Lise, CEET), Héloïse Petit (CNAM, Lirsa, CEET), Alex Bryson (University College London), and John Forth (City University London).

The jury also gave an honorable mention to the paper, “The Gendered Institutional Logic of Work and Employment in Korea: The Post-Asian Financial Crisis Institutional Effects on Women Workers,” authored by Francis K. Yoon.


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.