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Lijphart/Przeworski/Verba Data Set Award

The Data Set Award recognizes a publicly available data set that has made an important contribution to the field of comparative politics.

2016

Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
John Gerring, Boston University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Staffan I. Lindberg, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Svend-Erik Skaaning, Aarhus University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Jan Teorell, Lund University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
David Altman, Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Michael Bernard, University of Florida
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Steven Fish, University of California, Berkeley
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Adam Glynn, Emory University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Allen Hicken, University of Michigan
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Carl Henrik Knutsen, Oslo University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Kyle L. Marquardt, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Kelly McMann, Case Western Reserve University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Farhad Miri, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Pamela Paxton, University of Texas at Austin
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Daniel Pemstein, North Dakote State University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Jeffrey Staton, Emory University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Eltan Tzelgov, University of East Anglia
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Yi-ting Wang, National Cheng Kung University
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Brigitte Zimmerman, University of North Carolina
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Frida Andersson, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Josefine Pernes, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Natalia Stepanova, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data
Valeriya Mechkova, University of Gothenburg
Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Data Set, https//v-dem.net/en/data

2015

Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
The Autocratic Regimes Data Set
Joseph Wright, Pennsylvania State University
The Autocratic Regimes Data Set
Erica Frantz, Bridgewater State University
The Autocratic Regimes Data Set

2014

Henk Goemans, University of Rochester
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004
Giacomo Chiozza, Vanderbilt University
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004
Kristian Gleditsch, University of Essex
Archigos: A Data Set on Leaders 1875-2004

2013

Tom Ginsburg, University of Chicago
Comparative Constitutions Project
Zachary Elkins, University of Texas, Austin
Comparative Constitutions Project
James Melton, IMT Institute for Advanced Study
Comparative Constitutions Project

2012

Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
Allen Hicken, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
Daniele Caramani, University of St Gallen
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)
David Backer, University of Maryland
Constituency-Level Elections Archive (CLEA)

2011

Peter Wallensteen, Uppsala University
Uppsala Conflict Data Program

2010

Mark Tessler, University of Michigan
Arab Barometer
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
Arab Barometer

2009

Jan Teorell, Lunds Universitet
The Quality of Government Dataset
Soren Holmberg, University of Gothenburg
The Quality of Government Dataset
Bo Rothstein, University of Gothenburg
The Quality of Government Dataset

2008

Lyle Scruggs, University of Connecticut
Comparative Welfare Entitlements Dataset

2007

Ronald Francisco, University of Kansas
dataset on European protest and corcion

2006

David Cingranelli, SUNY, Binghamton
CIRI Human Rights dataset
David Richards, University of Memphis
CIRI Human Rights dataset

2005

Timothy Smeeding, Syracuse University
Luxembourg Income Study

2004

Michael Bratton, Michigan State University
Compiled with E. Gyimah-Boadi of The Center for Democratic Development, Ghana, and Robert Mattes of The Institute for Democracy in South Africa, "The Afro-barometer"
E. Gyimah-Boadi, Ghana Center for Democratic Development (CDD-GHANA)
Compiled with Michael Bratton of Michigan State University, and Robert Mattes of The Institute for Democracy in South Africa, "The Afro-barometer"

2004

Robert Mattes, The Institute for Democracy in South Africa
Compiled with Michael Bratton of Michigan State University, and E. Gyimah-Boadi of The Center for Democratic Development, Ghana, "The Afro-barometer"

2003

Hans-Dieter Klingemann, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB)
Manifesto Project
Ian Budge
Manifesto Project
Andrea Volkens
Manifesto Project
D.J. Hearl
Manifesto Project
D.R. Robertson
Manifesto Project

2002

Michael Alvarez, DePaul University
"ACLP Political and Economic Database."
Jose Cheibub, Yale University
"ACLP Political and Economic Database."
Fernando Limongi, CEBRAR (Brazil)
"ACLP Political and Economic Database."
Adam Przeworski, New York University
"ACLP Political and Economic Database."

2001

Ronald Inglehart, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
World Values Survey/Eurobarometers Data Set

1999

Michael Coppedge, University of Notre Dame
"Data Sets on Polyarchy and Latin American Political Parties"
Gabriel Almond, Stanford University
"Civic Culture Data Set"
Sidney Verba, Harvard University
"Civic Culture Data Set"


Luebbert Best Article Award
The Luebbert Article Award is given for the best article in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

2016

Perna Singh, Brown University
"Subnationalism and Social Development in India:  A Comparative Analysis of Indian States." World Politics, June 2015

2015

Dominika Koter, Colgate University
"King Makers: Local Leaders and Ethnic Politics in West Africa,” World Politics Vol. 65 No. 2 2013

2014

Stanislav Markus, University of Chicago
"Secure Property as a Bottom-Up Process: Firms, Stakeholders, and Predators in Weak States." (World Politics 64 (2) April 2012, 242-77)

2013

Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74)

2012

Philip Roessler, Duke University
The Enemy Within. Personal Rule, Coups, and Civil War in Africa (World Politics 63 (2))

2011

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict
Laia Balcells, Institute for Economic Analysis, CSIC
International System and Technologies of Rebellion: How the End of the Cold War Shaped Internal Conflict

2010

Shawn Treier, University of Minnesota
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"
Simon Jackman, Stanford University
"Democracy as a Latent Variable"

2009

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?"World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
Matthew Kocher, Yale University
"How Free is Free Riding in Civil Wars?" World Politics 59 (2) January 2007
Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"Does Landholding Inequality Block Democratization?" World Politics 60 (4) July 2008

2008

Anna Grzymala-Busse, University of Michigan
The Great Divide, World Politics (October 2006)

2008 Honorable Mention
Keith Darden, Yale University
The Great Divide, World Politics (October 2006)

2007

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100, (August 2006)
Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)

2007

David Soskice, Duke University
Electoral Institutions and the Policies of Coalitions: Why Some Democracies Distribute More than Others, American Political Science Review, Vol. 100 (May 2006)

2006

Tulia Falleti, University of Pennsylvania
"A Sequential Theory of Decentralization: Latin American Cases in Comparative Perspective," American Political Science Review 99:3 (August 2005)

2005

Ernesto Calvo, University of Houston
"Who Delivers? Partisan Clients in the Argentine Electoral Market." American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 4, October 2004. pp. 742-757.

2005

Maria Murillo, Columbia University
"Who Delivers? Partisan Clients in the Argentine Electoral Market." American Journal of Political Science, Vol. 48, No. 4, October 2004. pp. 742-757.
Scott Basinger, Stony Brook University, SUNY
"Remodeling the Competition for Capital: How Domestic Politics Erases the Race to the Bottom." American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, No. 2, May 2004.
Mark Hallerberg, Emory University
"Remodeling the Competition for Capital: How Domestic Politics Erases the Race to the Bottom." American Political Science Review, Vol. 98, No. 2, May 2004.

2004

Isabela Mares, Stanford University
"The Sources of Business Interest in Social Insurance: Sectoral versus National Differences," World Politics, 55: 2 (2003), 229- 258.

2003

Pamela Conover, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)
Donald Searing, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)
Ivor Crewe, University of Essex
"The Deliberative Potential of Political Discussion" (British Journal of Political Science January 2001)

2002

Guillermo O'Donnell, University of Notre Dame
"Democracy, Law, and Comparative Politics" Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 36 (Spring 2001)

2001

David Rueda, State University of New York
"Wage Inequalities and the Varieties of Capitalism," World Politics, 52:3 (April 2000)
Nicholas Sambanis, Yale University
"Partition as a Solution to Ethnic War: An Empirical Critique of the Theoretical Literature," World Politics 52 (4)

2001 Honorable Mention
Torsten Persson, Institute for International Economic Studies
The Size and Scope of Government: Comparative Politics with Rational Politicians," European Economic Review, 43: 4-6 (April 1999)
Jonas Pontusson, Princeton University
"Wage Inequalities and the Varieties of Capitalism," World Politics, 52:3 (April 2000)
Michael Wallerstein, Harvard University
Wage-Setting Institutions and Pay Inequality in Advanced Industrial Societies. American Journal of Political Science, 43:3 (2000)

2000

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
"Wanton and Senseless? The Logic of Massacres in Algeria" (Rationality and Society 11(3): 243-285)
Douglas Dion, University of Iowa
"Evidence and Inference in the Comparative Case Study," Comparative Politics 30:2 (January 1998)
George Tsebelis, University of Michigan
"Veto Players and Law Production in Parliamentary Democracies: An Empirical Analysis." American Political Science Review, 93:3 (September 1999): 591-608

1999

Peter Hall, Harvard University
"Mixed Signals: Central Bank Independence, Coordinated Wage-Bargaining, and European Monetary Union" (International Organization 52, No. 3, Summer 1998, 505-535
Robert Franzese Jr., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
"Mixed Signals: Central Bank Independence, Coordinated Wage-Bargaining, and European Monetary Union" (International Organization 52, No. 3, Summer 1998, 505-535)

1998

Adam Przeworski, New York University
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)
Fernando Limongi, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil
"Modernization: Theories and Facts" (World Politics 49, No. 2, January 1997, 155-183)
Thomas Cook, Wissenschaftzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"

1997

James Fearon, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)
David Laitin, Stanford University
"Explaining Interethnic Cooperation" (]ournal of Political Science, 25, No. 3, July 1995, 289-325)

1996

George Tsebelis, University of Michigan
"DecisionMaking in Political Systems: Veto Players in Presidentialism, Parliamentarism, Multicameralism, and Multipartism," British Journal of Political Science 25, 3 (July 1995): 289-325
Sylvia Maxfield
"Financial Incentives and Central Bank Authority in Industrializing Nations," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 556-589
Nicolas van de Walle
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489

1996 Honorable Mention
Jonas Pontusson, Princeton University
"Explaining the Decline of European Social Democracy: The Role of Structural Economic Change," World Politics 47 (4) (July 1995): 495-533
Michael Bratton
"Neopatrimonial Regimes and Political Transitions in Africa," World Politics 46(4) (July 1994): 453-489

1995

David Laitin, University of Chicago
"The Tower of Babel as a Coordination Game: Political Linguistics in Ghana" (American Political Science Review 88, No. 3, September 1994, 622-634)


Luebbert Best Book Award
The Luebbert Book Award is given for the best book in the field of comparative politics published in the previous two years.

2016

Michael Albertus, University of Chicago
Autocracy and Redistribution: The Politics of Land Reform. Cambridge University Press, 2015.

Catherine Boone, London School of Economics
Property and Political Order in Africa: Land Rights and the Structure of Politics. Cambridge University Press, 2014.

2015

Tariq Thachil, Yale University
Elite Parties, Poor Voters: How Social Services Win Votes in India. Cambridge University Press, 2014

Honorable Mention
Melani Cammett, Harvard University
Compassionate Communalism: Welfare and Sectarianism in Lebanon. Cornell University Press, 2014

2014

Susan Stokes, Yale University
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Thad Dunning, University of California, Berkeley
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Marcelo Nazareno, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)
Valeria Brusco, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Argentina
Brokers, Voters and Clientelism: The Puzzle of Distributive Politics (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

2014 Honorable Mention
Leonardo Arriola, University of California, Berkeley
Multi-ethnic Coalitions in Africa: Business Financing of Opposition Election Campaigns (Cambridge University Press, 2012)
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Political Geography of Inequality: Regions and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

2013

Fotini Christia, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alliance Formation in Civil Wars (Cambridge University Press 2012)

2012

Jeffrey Winters, Northwestern University
Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 2011)
Alan Jacobs, University of British Columbia
Governing for the Long Terms: Democracy and the Politics of Investment (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

2011

James Mahoney, Northwestern University
Colonialism and Postcolonial Development: Spanish America in Comparative Perspective

2010

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011)
James Habyarimana, Georgetown University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
 Daniel Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).
Jeremy Weinstein, Stanford University
Coethnicity: Diversity and the Dilemmas of Collective Action (Russell Sage Foundation, 2011).

2009

Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press, 2008)
Randolph Stevenson, Rice University
The Economic Vote (Cambridge University Press, 2008).

2008

Stathis Kalyvas, Yale University
The Logic of Violence in Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2006)

2007

Jonathan Rodden, Massachusetts Insitute of Technology
Hamilton's Paradox: The Promise and Perils of Fiscal Federalism

2006

Daniel Posner, University of California, Los Angeles
Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2005)

2005

Elisabeth Wood, Yale University
Insurgent Collective Action and Civil War in El Salvador (Cambridge University Press)
Kathleen Thelen, Northwestern University
How Institutions Evolve: The Political Economy of Skills in Germany, Britain, the United States, and Japan (Cambridge University Press, 2004)

2005 Honorable Mention
Pradeep Chhibber, University of California, Berkeley
The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2004)
Kenneth Kollman, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
The Formation of National Party Systems: Federalism and Party Competition in Canada, Great Britain, India, and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2004)

2004

Isabela Mares, Stanford University
The Politics of Social Risk, Business and Welfare State Developments (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

2003

Ashutosh Varshney, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
Ethnic Conflict and Civic Life (Yale University Press)
John Huber, Columbia University
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2002)
Charles Shipan, University of Iowa
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

2002

Nicolas van de Walle, Michigan State University
African Economies and the Politics of Permanent Crisis, 1979-1999 (Cambridge University Press, 2001)

2001

Jeffrey Herbst, European University Institute
States and Power in Africa: Comparative Lessons in Authority and Control (Princeton University Press, 2000)
Stefano Bartolini, European University Institute
The Political Mobilization of the European Left, 1860-1980: The Class Cleavage (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

2000

Alexander Hicks, Emory University
Social Democracy and Welfare Capitalism: A Century of Income Security Policies (Cornell, 1999)
Daniel Treisman, University of Michigan
After the Deluge: Regional Crises and Political Consolidation in Russia (University of Michigan 1999)
Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Contested Economic Institutions: The Politics of Macroeconomics and Wage Bargaining in Advanced Democracies (Cambridge University Press 1999)

1999

David Laitin, Stanford University
Identity in Formation: The Russian-Speaking Populations in the Near Abroad (Cornell University Press, 1998)

1998

Gary Cox, University of California, San Diego
Making Votes Count: Strategic Coordination in the World's Electoral Systems (Cambridge University Press, 1997)

1997

Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University
The Politics of Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)
Mark Ramseyer, University of Chicago
The Politics of Oligarchy (Cambridge University Press, 1995)

1996

Stephan Haggard, University of Calfornia, San Diego
The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)
Robert Kaufman, Rutgers University
The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1995)

1996 Honorable Mention
Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
Politicians Dilemma: Building State Capacity in Latin America (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1994)
Sidney Tarrow, Cornell University
Power in Movement: Social Movements, Collective Action, and Politics (Cambridge University Press, 1994)

1995

M. Crawford Young, University of Wisconsin Madison
The African Colonial State In Comparative Perspective (Yale University Press, 1995)

1994

Robert Putnam, Harvard University
Making Democracy Work (Princeton University Press, 1993)

1993

Gregory Luebbert, University of California, San Diego
Liberalism, Fascism or Social Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1991)
Ruth Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Shaping the Political Arena (Princeton University Press, 1991)
 David Collier, University of California, Berkeley
Shaping the Political Arena (Princeton University Press, 1991)


Powell Graduate Mentoring Award
This prize, introduced in 2012, will be awarded on a bi-annual basis to a political scientist who throughout his or her career has demonstrated a particularly outstanding commitment to the mentoring of graduate students in comparative politics. The prize was named in honor of G. Bingham Powell and was initiated by his students.

2016

Suzanne Berger, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2014

Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
Karen Remmer, Duke University

2012

David Collier, University of California, Berkeley


Sage Best Paper Award
The Sage Best Paper Award is given to the best paper in the field of comparative politics presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

2016

Vladimir Gimpelson, Higher School of Economics, Moscow
"Misperceiving Inequality." 
Daniel Treisman, University of California, Los Angeles
"Misperceiving Inequality." 

2015

Rafaela Dancygier, Princeton University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting
Karl-Oskar Lindgren, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting
Sven Oskarsson, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting
Kåre Vernby, Uppsala University
"Why Are Immigrants Underrepresented in Politics? Evidence from Sweden.” Presented at the 2014 APSA Annual Meeting

2014

Alberto Simpser, University of Chicago
"The Intergenerational Persistence of Attitudes Towards Corruption." Paper presented at the 2013 APSA Annual Meeting

2014 Honorable Mention
Jeffrey Conroy-Krutz, Michigan State University
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"
Devra Moehler, University of Pennsylvania
"Mobilization by the Media? A Field Experiment on Partisan Media Effects in Africa"

2013

Noam Lupu, Juan March Institute and University of Wisconsin, Madison
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"
Nicholas Carnes, Duke University
"Rethinking the Comparative Perspective on Class and Representation: Evidence from Latin America"

2012

Rebecca Weitz-Shapiro, Brown University
What Wins Votes: Why Some Politicians Opt Out of Clientelism

2011

Giovanni Capoccia, Oxford University
Normative frameworks, electoral interests, and the boundaries of legitimate participation in post-Fascist democracies. The case of Italy

2011 Honorable Mention
Noam Lupu, Princeton University
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105
Jonas Pontusson, University of Geneva
"The Structure of Inequality and the Politics of Redistribution." Presented at 2010 APSA meeting and American Political Science Review, 105

2010

Marcus Kreuzer, Villanova University
"Historical Knowledge and Quantitative Analysis: The Case of the Origins of Proportional Representation"
Grigore Pop-Eleches, Princeton University
Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up
Graeme Robertson, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"Elections, Information and Political Change in the Post -Cold War Era" Is the Runner Up

2009

Dan Slater, University of Chicago
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond"
Benjamin Smith, University of Florida
"Economic Origins of Democratic Breakdown? Contrary Evidence from Southeast Asia and Beyond." Presented at 2008 APSA Meeting

2008

Daniel Ziblatt, Harvard University
"Rural Inequality and Electoral Authoritarianism." Presented at 2007 APSA Meeting

2007

Lily Tsai, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Informal Institutions, Accountability, and Public Goods Provision in Rural China

2006

Margarita Estevez-Abe, Harvard University
"Labor Markets, Public Policies, and Gender Equality: The Varieties of Capitalism Perspective and Beyond"

2006 Honorable Mention
James Gibson, Washington University
"Land Inequality and Squatting in South Africa: Judging Historical Injustice"

2005

Macartan Humphreys, Columbia University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
Jeremy Weinstein, Stanford University
"Handling and Manhandling Civilians in Civil War: Determinants of the Strategies of Warring Factions"
Kevin O'Brien, University of California, Berkeley
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"
Lianjiang Li, Hong Kong Baptist University
"Popular Contention and its Impact in Rural China"

2004

Daniel Posner, UCLA
"The Political Salience of Cultural Difference: Why Chewas and Tumbukas are Allies in Zambia and Adversaries in Malawi" (Presented at the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association)

2003

Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University
"The Politics of Low Fertility: Global Markets, Women's Employment and Birth Rates in Four Industrialized Democracies"
Matthew Light, Yale University
"The Politics of Low Fertility: Global Markets, Women's Employment and Birth Rates in Four Industrialized Democracies"

2003 Honorable Mention
Anne Wren, Stanford University
"Government Formation in Corporatist Countries: An Application of the Portfolio Allocation Model to the Dutch Case."

2002

James Gibson, Wahington University
"Does Truth Lead to Reconciliation? Testing the Causal Assumptions of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Process"

2001

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, University of California San Diego
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting
Beatriz Magaloni, Stanford University
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting
Barry Weingast, Stanford University
"Federalism and Democratization in Mexico." Presented at the 2000 APSA Meeting

2000

Torben Iversen, Harvard University
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?" Presented at 1999 APSA Meeting
Thomas Cusack, Wissenschafzentrum Berlin
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?" Presented at 1999 APSA Meeting

1999

Torben Iversen, Harvard University
"The Causes of Welfare State Expansion: Deindustrialization or Globalization?"
Barbara Geddes, University of California, Los Angeles
"Authoritarian Breakdown: Empirical Test of a Game Theoretic Argument." Presented at 1998 APSA Meeting

1998

Joel Hellman, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
"Winners Take All: The Politics of Partial Reform."

1997

Duane Swank, Marquette University
Funding the Welfare State”
Isabela Mares, Harvard University
“Negotiating Risks: Employers and Development of Unemployment Insurance"

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