The Warren Samuels Prize is awarded to a paper, presented at the January ASSA meetings, that best exemplifies scholarly work that:

  • Is of high quality,
  • Is important to the project of social economics,
  • Has broad appeal across disciplines.

It is preferable, but not required, that the paper is presented at one of the ASSA sessions sponsored by the Association for Social Economics. Papers will not normally exceed 6,500 words (inclusive of references, notes), and should follow the style guidelines for the Review of Social Economy.

The winner of the prize will be announced during the ASE presidential breakfast, to which the winner is invited. The winning paper may, subject to peer review, be published in a subsequent issue of the Review of Social Economy. The winner of the Warren Samuels Prize receives a $500 stipend.

Submissions will be solicited during the fall preceding the ASSA meetings, and will be due by mid-December.

The selection committee consists of:

The immediate Past-President of the ASE;
A Co-editor of the Review of Social Economy (Chair);
A member of the Editorial Board, Review of Social Economy.

Past Recipients:

2019 Anastasia Cozarenco, Valentina Hartarska, and Ariane Szafarz
2018 Alexander Guschanski & Özlem Onaran
2017 Lindsey K. Novak
2016 Simon Cornee, Panu Kalmi, and Ariane Szafarz
2015 Robert Garnett
2014 Steven McMullen and Daniel Molling
2013 Mary Wrenn
2012 Carl Wennerlind
2010 Edward J. Kane
2008 Robert Scott and Steve Pressman

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