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Organized Section 25: Michael Wallerstein Award

Political Economy Section Award Recipients

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. 
2016  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)
2013 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))
2012 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
2009 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
2006 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
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