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McGillivray Best Paper Award
The McGillivray Best Paper Award is given for the best paper in Political Economy presented at the previous year’s APSA Annual Meeting.

2016

Francisco Garfias, Stanford University
"Elite Competition and State Capacity Development: Theory and Evidence from Post-Revolutionary Mexico."

2015

Eugene Gholz, University of Texas at Austin
"Assessing the ‘Threat’ of International Tension to the U.S. Economy.” Presented at the 2014 APSA annual meeting
Daniel de Kadt, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Agents of the Regime? Traditional Leaders and Electoral Clientelism in South Africa.” Presented at the 2014 APSA annual meeting.
Horacio Larreguy, Harvard University
"Agents of the Regime? Traditional Leaders and Electoral Clientelism in South Africa." Presented at the 2014 APSA annual meeting.

2014

Alexandra Guisinger, University of Notre Dame
"Racial Diversity and Redistribution: Explaining (White) Americans Continued Support for Trade Protection"
Edmund Malesky, Duke University
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"
Anh Tran, Indiana University, Bloomington
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"
Cuong Viet Nguyen, National Economics University of Vietnam
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"

2013

Michael Findley, University of Texas, Austin
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
 Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
Jason Sharman, Griffith University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"

2012

Benjamin Barber IV, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy
Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy
Erik Wibbels, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy

2011

Milan Svolik, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
"Learning to Love Democracy: A Theory of Democratic Consolidation and Breakdown"

2010

Torun Dewan, London School of Economics
"On The Rhetorical Strategies of Leaders: Speaking Clearly, Standing Back, and Stepping Down"
David Myatt, Oxford University
"On The Rhetorical Strategies of Leaders: Speaking Clearly, Standing Back, and Stepping Down"

2009

Nathan Jensen, Washington University
"Where Do U.S. Multinationals Pay Taxes?"

2007

Raymond Duch, University of Oxford
The Global Economy, Competency, and the Economic Vote
Randolph Stevenson, Rice University
The Global Economy, Competency, and the Economic Vote

2006

Marcus Kurtz, Ohio State University
"The Politics of Time Horizons: Strategic Dynamics of Capital Account and Trade Liberalization in Contemporary Latin America"

2005

William Bernhard, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
"When Markets Party: Stocks, Bonds and Cabinet Formations"
David Leblang, University of Colorado, Boulder
"When Markets Party: Stocks, Bonds and Cabinet Formations"

2004

Torben Iversen, Harvard University
Co-Authored with Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University, "The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross-National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce, and the Gender Voting Gap"
Frances Rosenbluth, Yale University
Co-Authored with Torben Iversen, Harvard University, "The Political Economy of Gender: Explaining Cross- National Variation in Household Bargaining, Divorce, and the Gender Voting Gap"


Michael Wallerstein Award
The Michael Wallerstein Award is given for the best published article in Political Economy in the previous calendar year.

2016

Ernesto Calvo, University of Maryland, College Park
"The Achilles Heel of Plurality Systems: Geography and Representation in Multiparty Democracies." American Journal of Political Science, 59/4 (October) 2015: 789-805.
Jonathan Rodden, Stanford University
"The Achilles Heel of Plurality Systems: Geography and Representation in Multiparty Democracies." American Journal of Political Science, 59/4 (October) 2015: 789-805.

2015

David Stasavage, New York University
“Was Weber Right? The Role of Urban Autonomy in Europe’s Rise.” APSR 108(2) 2014: 337-354.

2014

Saumitra Jha, Stanford University
"Trade, Institutions, and Ethnic Tolerance: Evidence from South Asia" (American Political Science Review 107 (4), November 2013)

2013

Dennis Quinn, Georgetown University
The Economic Origins of Democracy Reconsidered (American Political Science Review 106 (1) February 2012, pp. 58-80)
John Freeman, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The Economic Origins of Democracy Reconsidered (American Political Science Review 106 (1) February 2012, pp. 58-80)

2013 Honorable Mention
Robert Woodberry, National University of Singapore
The Missionary Roots of Liberal Democracy (American Political Science Review 106(2): 244-74)

2012

David Stasavage, New York University
The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation (International Organization 64 (4))
Kenneth Scheve, Stanford University
The Conscription of Wealth: Mass Warfare and the Demand for Progressive Taxation (International Organization 64 (4))

2012 Honorable Mention
Yotam Margalit, Columbia University
Costly Jobs: Trade-related Layoffs, Government Compensation, and Voting in U.S. Elections (American Political Science Review 105 (1): 169-188)

2011

John Ahlquist, University of Wisconsin Madison
"Building Strategic Capacity: The Political Underpinnings of Coordinated Wage Bargaining

2010

Moses Shayo, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
"A Model of Social Identity with an Application to Political Economy: Nation, Class and Redistribution,"

2009

Marco Battaglini, Princeton University
"A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt," American Political Science Review, vo. 98. no. 1 (2008) 201-36
Stephen Coate, Cornell University
"A Dynamic Theory of Public Spending, Taxation, and Debt'" American Political Science Review, vol. 09 no. 1 (2008): 201-36

2007

Catherine Hafer, New York University
On the Origins of Property Rights: Conflict and Production in the State of Nature

2006

Abhijit Banerjee, University of Delaware
"History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," American Economic Review 95(4), September 2005
Lakshmi Iyer, Harvard University
"History, Institutions, and Economic Performance: The Legacy of Colonial Land Tenure Systems in India," American Economic Review 95(4), September 2005


Mancur Olson Best Dissertation Award
The Best Dissertation Award, named for Mancur Olson, is given for the best dissertation in political economy completed in the previous two years.

2016

Charlotte Cavaillé, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
"Demand for redistribution in the age of inequality."
Rachel Augustine Potter, University of Virginia
"Writing the Rules of the Game: The Strategic Logic of Agency Rule Making."

2015

In Song Kim, Princeton University
"International Political Economy with Product Differentiation: Firm Level Lobbying for Trade Liberalization”

2014

Jan Pierskalla, Ohio State University
"Urban-Rural Bias and the Political Geography of Distributive Conflicts"

2013

Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas
"When Governments Break Contracts: Foreign Firms in Emerging Economies"

2012

Xiaobo Lu, Yale University
"The Political Causes and Consequences of Inequality of Opportunity"

2011

Tiberiu Dragu, Stanford University
"Essays on Executive Power"

2010

Stephen Kaplan, Princeton University
"From Spendthrifts to Misers: Globalization and Latin American"

2009

John Ahlquist, University of Washington
"Building and Using Strategic Capacity: Labor Union Federation and Economic Policy"
Sonal Pandya, Harvard University
"Trading Spaces: The Political Economy of Foreign Direct Investment Regulation"

2007

Meredith Rolfe, University of Oxford
"A Social Theory of Voter Turnout"

2006

Guillermo Trejo, Duke University
"Indigenous Insurgency: Protest, Rebellion, and the Politicization of Ethnicity in 20th Century Mexico"

2005

Christopher Adolph, Harvard University
"The Dilemma of Disretion: Career Ambitions and the Politics of Central Banking"

2004

Scott Gehlbach, University of California, Berkeley
"Taxability and State Support of Economic Activity," University of California, Berkeley, 2003

2003

Alex Segura-Ubiergo, Columbia University
"Globalization, Domestic Politics and the Welfare State in the Developing World: Latin America in Comparative Perspective, 1973-1997"

2002

Rod Alence, Stanford University
"World Markets and the Politics of African Open Economies: Domestic Policy Responses to External Volatility in Ghana"

2001

Catherine Hafer, University of Rochester
"The Political Economy of Emerging Property Rights"

1999

Andrew Martin, Washington University
"Strategic Decision Making and the Separation of Powers"

1998

Alberto Diaz-Cayeros, Duke University
"Political Responses to Regional Inequality: Taxation and Distribution in Mexico"

1997

William Bernhard, Duke University
“Legislatures, Governments, and Bureaucratic Structure: Explaining Central Bank Independence”

1996

Clark Gibson, Indiana University
“Politicians, Peasants and Poachers: The Political Economy of Wildlife Policy in Zambia, 1964-1991”

1995

Dean Lacy, Duke University
"Nonseparable Preference in Politics: Implications for Social Choice, Elections and Public Opinion"

1994

Charles Shipan, Stanford University
"Judicial Review as a Political Variable: Interest Groups, Congress, and Communications Policy"

1993

Arun Agrawal, Duke University
"Risks, Resources and Politics: Studies of Institution and Resource Use from Village India"


William H. Riker Book Award
The Best Book Award, named for William H. Riker, is given for the best book on political economy published during the past three calendar years.


2016

David Skarbek, King's College London
The Social Order of the Underworld: How Prison Gangs Govern the American Penal System. Oxford University Press, 2014

Honorable Mention
Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
Building Legislative Coalitions for Free Trade in Asia: Globalization as Legislation, Cambridge University Press 2015

Honorable Mention
David A. Steinberg, Johns Hopkins University
Demanding Devaluation: Exchange Rate Politics in the Developing World, Cornell University Press, 2015.

2015

Ben Ansell, University of Oxford
Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach. Cambridge 2014
David Samuels, University of Minnesota
Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach. Cambridge 2014

Honorable Mention
Jonathan Caverley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Democratic Militarism: Voting, Wealth, and War. Cambridge 2014

Honorable Mention
James Vreeland, Georgetown University
The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council: Money and Influence. Cambridge, 2014
Axel Dreher, Heidelberg University
The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council: Money and Influence. Cambridge, 2014

2014

William Howell, University of Chicago
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Saul Jackman, Stanford University
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
Jon Rogowski, Washington University in St. Louis
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)

2013

Sean Gailmard, University of California, Berkeley
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
John Patty, Washington University
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (University of Chicago Press, 2012)

2012

Tom Clark, Emory University
The Limits of Judicial Independence (Cambridge University Press, 2011)

2012 Honorable Mention
Jonathan Bendor, Stanford University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
Daniel Diermeier, Northwestern University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
David Siegel, Florida State University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
Michael Ting, Columbia University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
David Stasavage, New York University
States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities (Princeton University Press, 2011)

2011

Ben Ansell, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
"From The Ballot to the Blackboard: The Redistributive Political Economy of Education"

2010

Orit Kedar, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Voting for Policy, Not Parties: How Voters Compensate for Power Sharing

2009

Bonnie Meguid, University of Rochester
Party Competition Between Unequals (Cambridge University Press)

2007

James Robinson, Harvard University
Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy
Daron Acemoglu, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Economic Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy

2006

Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, Bloomington
Understanding Institutional Diversity (Princeton University Press, 2005)

2005

Fiona McGillivray, New York University
Privileging Industry: The Comparative Politics of Trade and Industrial Policy (Princeton University Press, 2004)

2004

Carles Boix, University of Chicago
Democracy and Redistribution (Cambridge University Press, 2003)

2003

Michael Hiscox, Harvard University
International Trade and Political Conflict: Commerce, Coalitions and Mobility (Princeton: Princeton University Press)
John Huber, Columbia University
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy
Charles Shipan, University of Iowa
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy (Cambridge University Press, 2002)

2002

Evelyne Huber, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Development and Crisis of the Welfare State
John Stephens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Development and Crisis of the Welfare State
Gene Grossman
Special Interest Politics (MIT Press, 2001)
Elhanan Helpman
Special Interest Politics (MIT Press, 2001)

2001

Charles Cameron, Columbia University
Veto Bargaining: Presidents and the Politics of Negative Power (Cambridge University Press, 2000)

2000

Robert Powell, University of California at Berkley
In the Shadow of Power (Princeton University Press, 1999)

1999

Carles Boix, Ohio State University
Political Parties, Growth, and Equality: Conservative and Social Democratic Economic Strategies in the World Economy (Cambridge 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

Kenneth Shepsle, Harvard University
Making and Breaking Governments (Cambridge University Press, 1996)
Michael Laver, Trinity College, Dublin
Making and Breaking Governments (Cambridge University Press, 1996)

1996

Donald Wittman, University of California, Santa Cruz
The Myth of Democratic Failure: Why Political Institutions Are Efficient (University of Chicago Press, 1996)

1995

Beth Simmons, Duke University
Who Adjusts? Domestic Sources of Foreign Economic Policy During the Interwar Years (Princeton University Press, 1993)

1994

Sven Steinmo, University of Colorado
Taxation and Democracy (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1993)

1993

Dennis Chong, Northwestern University
Collective Action and the Civil Rights Movement (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1991)

1992
            
Alice Amsden, New School for Social Research
            Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization (Oxford University Press, 1992)

Robert Wade, University of Sussex
Governing the Market: Economic Theory and the Role of Government in East Asian Industrialization (Princeton University Press, 1990)

1991
            
Ronald Rogowski, University of California at Los Angeles
            Commerce and Coalitions: How Trade Affects Domestic Political Alignments
            (Princeton University Press, 1990)

Honorable Mention
 Daniel W. Gingerich 
“Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team.”
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