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Class and Inequality Section Award Recipients

More on the Class and Inequality section

Best Paper Award
Best Paper on Economic and Social Inequality
Kauffman Foundation Award for Best Paper on Inclusion and Entrepreneurship


Best Paper Award

For the best paper presented on a Class and Inequality Section panel at the previous year’s Annual meeting.

2021 Lucia Motolinia, New York University
“The Political Selection Effects of Campaign Finance Rules.” Paper presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting.
2021 Marko Klašnja, Georgetown University
“The Political Selection Effects of Campaign Finance Rules.” Paper presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting.
2021 Simon Weschle, Syracuse University
“The Political Selection Effects of Campaign Finance Rules.” Paper presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting.
2020 Alexander Sahn, University of California, Berkeley
“Why is Housing Unaffordable? The Great Migration's Effect on Exclusionary Zoning”
2018 Marko Klašnja, Georgetown University
“Ideology of Affluence: Explanations for Inequality and Political Attitudes among Rich Americans.”
2018 Gonzalo Rivero, Westat
“Ideology of Affluence: Explanations for Inequality and Political Attitudes among Rich Americans.”
2018  Elizabeth Suhay, American University
“Ideology of Affluence: Explanations for Inequality and Political Attitudes among Rich Americans.”
2017 Jesse H. Rhodes, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Understanding Inequality and Representation in Local Politics.”
2017 Raymond J. La Raja, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Understanding Inequality and Representation in Local Politics.”
2017 Brian F. Schaffner, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
“Understanding Inequality and Representation in Local Politics.”
2016  Eleanor Neff Powell, University of Wisconsin
“Legislative Consequences of Fundraising Influence”
2016  Tali Mendelberg, Princeton University
“The Rich are Different from You and Me: How Wealthy Student Bodies Foster Economically Conservative Students”
2016  Katherine McCabe, Princeton University
“The Rich are Different from You and Me: How Wealthy Student Bodies Foster Economically Conservative Students”
2016  Adam Thal, Princeton University
“The Rich are Different from You and Me: How Wealthy Student Bodies Foster Economically Conservative Students” 

Best Paper on Economic and Social Inequality

For best paper among those presented on any panel at the Annual Meeting (regardless of which section sponsored the panel) that discusses the intersection of economic inequality and other social inequalities (e.g., racial, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation).

2021 Alice Xu, Harvard University
“Segregation and the Spatial Externalities of Inequality: A Theory of Collateral Cooperation for Public Goods in Cities.” Paper presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting.

Kauffman Foundation Award for Best Paper on Inclusion and Entrepreneurship 
For a paper presented at APSA last year for the Kauffman Foundation's Inclusion and Entrepreneurship Paper Awards.

2021 James K. Conran, University of Oregon
“Work Time Regimes and the Comparative Political Economy of the Gender Pay Gap.” Paper presented at the 2020 APSA Annual Meeting.
2020 Tanushree Goya, University of Oxford
“How women mobilize women into politics: A natural experiment in India”