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Political Economy Section Award Recipients

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McGillivray Best Paper Award
Michael Wallerstein Award
Mancur Olson Best Dissertation Award
William H. Riker Book Award


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.

2018 Agustina Paglayan, University of California, San Diego
“Civil War, State Consolidation, and the Spread of Mass Education.”
2017 Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Columbia University
“Employers as Political Machines.”
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 
2015  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.  
2015  Horacio A. 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"
2014 Edmund Malesky, Duke University
"The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam"
2014 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"
2014 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"
2013 Daniel Nielson, Brigham Young University
"Causes of Non-Compliance with International Law: Evidence from a Field Experiment on Financial Transparency"
2013 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
2012 Pablo Beramendi, Duke University
The Behavioral Foundations of Social Politics: Evidence from Surveys and a Laboratory Democracy
2012 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"
2010 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
2007 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"
2005 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"
2004 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.

2018 In Song Kim, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
“Political Cleavages within Industry: Firm-level Lobbying for Trade Liberalization.” American Political Science Review. 111(1): 1–20.
2017 Leslie Johns, University of California, Los Angeles
“Under One Roof: Supply Chains and the Protection of Foreign Investment.” American Political Science Review 110(1): 31–51.
2017 Rachel Wellhausen, University of Texas at Austin
“Under One Roof: Supply Chains and the Protection of Foreign Investment.” American Political Science Review 110(1): 31–51.
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
 

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.

2018 Pavithra Suryanarayan, Columbia University
“Hollowing Out the State: Essays on Status Inequality, Fiscal Capacity, and Right-Wing Voting in India.” Columbia University.
2018 Honorable Mention
Junyan Jiang, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
“Fragmented Unity: Patronage Politics and Authoritarian Resilience in China.”
2017 Emily Sellars, Texas A&M University
“Essays on Emigration and Politics.”
2016  Charlotte Cavaillé, Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse
"Demand for redistribution in the age of inequality."
2016  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"
2009 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.

2018    Mark Dincecco, University of Michigan
From Warfare to Wealth: The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2018 Massimiliano Onorato, Catholic University, Milan
From Warfare to Wealth: The Military Origins of Urban Prosperity in Europe. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
2017 Gary W. Cox, Stanford University
Marketing Sovereign Promosies: Monopoly Brokerage and the Growth of the English State. Cambridge University Press, 2016.
2017 Honorable Mention
Kate Baldwin, Yale University
The Paradox of traditional Chiefs in Democratic Africa. Cambridge University Press, 2015.
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
2016 Honorable Mention
Megumi Naoi, University of California, San Diego
Building Legislative Coalitions for Free Trade in Asia: Globalization as Legislation, Cambridge University Press 2015
2016 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
2015 David Samuels, University of Minnesota
Inequality and Democratization: An Elite-Competition Approach. Cambridge 2014
2015 Honorable Mention
Jonathan Caverley, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Democratic Militarism: Voting, Wealth, and War. Cambridge 2014
2015 Honorable Mention
James Vreeland, Georgetown University
The Political Economy of the United Nations Security Council: Money and Influence. Cambridge, 2014
2015 Honorable Mention
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)
2014 Saul Jackman, Stanford University
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014 Jon Rogowski, Washington University in St. Louis
The Wartime President: Executive Influence and the Nationalizing Politics of Threat (University of Chicago Press, 2013)
2014 Honorable Mention
Daniel Gingerich, University of Virginia
"Political Institutions and Party-Directed Corruption in South America: Stealing for the Team."
2013 Sean Gailmard, University of California, Berkeley
Learning While Governing: Expertise and Accountability in the Executive Branch (University of Chicago Press, 2012)
2013 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)
2012 Honorable Mention
Daniel Diermeier, Northwestern University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
2012 Honorable Mention
David Siegel, Florida State University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
2012 Honorable Mention
Michael Ting, Columbia University
A Behavioral Theory of Elections (Princeton University Press)
2012 Honorable Mention
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
2007 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)
2003 John Huber, Columbia University
Deliberate Discretion?: The Institutional Foundations of Bureaucratic Autonomy
2003 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
2002 John Stephens, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Development and Crisis of the Welfare State
2002 Gene Grossman
Special Interest Politics (MIT Press, 2001)
2002 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)
1997 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)
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)