SASE Launches Annual Alice Amsden Book Award

The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) invites nominations for its inaugural Alice Amsden Book Award for 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. Eligible books must have a 2017 or 2018 first edition publication date and cannot be edited volumes. Authors are welcome to nominate their own work. To nominate a book, please send a hard copy to all three (3) committee members listed below by January 15, 2019.

Letters of nomination are not required from SASE members. Publishers and non-members who wish to submit a book for consideration must include a nomination letter that states how the book contributes to SASE’s intellectual mission. All books/submissions must be in English. Please direct any inquiries to Chair Mari Sako,

2018-2019 Committee Members:

Mari Sako, Chair
Professor of Management Studies
Saïd Business School
University of Oxford
Park End Street
OX1 1HP Oxford

Wolfgang Streeck
Professor and Director Emeritus
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3
50676 Cologne

Jonathan Zeitlin
Distinguished Faculty Professor of Public Policy and Governance
Amsterdam Institute for Social Science Research (AISSR)
Postbus 15578
1001 NB Amsterdam
The Netherlands


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.