American Sociological Association

Section on Economic Sociology

The Economic Sociology Section's Viviana Zelizer Best Book Award





2016 Co-Winner Gabriel Abend  

The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics, Princeton University Press 2014,

2016 Co-Winner Debbie Becher   Private Property and Public Power for Eminent Domain in Philadelphia, Oxford University Press 2014.
2015 Martin Reuf   Between Slavery and Capitalism:
The Legacy of Emancipation in the American
(Princeton University Press, 2014).
2014 Sharone Ofer Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Flawed System, Flawed Self: Job Searching and Unemployment Experiences (University of Chicago Press, 2013).

2013 Co-Winner Lyn Spillman University of Notre Dame Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations (University of Chicago Press 2012)
2013 Co-Winner

Monica Prasad

Northwestern University. The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty (Harvard University Press, 2012)

Greta R. Krippner

University of Michigan

Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.


Balazs Vedres, David Stark.

  “Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups" AJS.


Terence G. Halliday and Bruce G. Carruthers

American Bar Association and Northwestern University

Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis. Stanford University Press, 2009


Greta R. Krippner

University of Michigan

“The Making of U.S. Monetary Policy: Central Bank Transparency and the Neoliberal Dilemma” Theory & Sociology 36: 477-513, 2007


Donald MacKenzie

University of Edinburgh

An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets (MIT Press, 2006)


Walter W. Powell, Douglas R. White, Kenneth W. Kput, and Jasen Opwn Smith

Stanford University, University of California – Irvine, University of Arizona, and University of Michigan

Network Dynamics and Field Evolution: The Growth of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences,” American Journal of Sociology 110: 1132-1205 (2005)


Olav Velthuis

James R. Lincoln and Michael L. Gerlach

University of California- Berkeley

Talking Prizes:Symbolic Meaning of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art

Japan’s Network Economy: Structure, Presistence and Change


Donald MacKenzie and

Yuval Millo

University of Edinburgh

London School of Economics

“Constructing a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange”, American Journal of Sociology 109(2003): 107-45


Harrison White and Sarah Babb

Columbia University, Boston University

Markets from Networks Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production (Princeton University Press, 2002) and
Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism (Princeton University Press, 2001).


Neil Fligstein

University of California-Berkeley

The Architecture of Markets


The Economic Sociology Section's Ronald Burt Student Paper Award





2016 Alexander F. Roehrkasse  

"The Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt: Market Development, State Formation, and the Moral Politics of Credit.”


Daniel J. DellaPosta

  “Bridging the Parochial Divide: Closure and Brokerage in Mafia Families.”

Laura Doering

University of Chicago

"Rethinking Escalation of Commitment: Relational Lending in Microfinance."


Todd Schifeling

University of Michigan, “Defense Against Recession: U.S. Business Mobilization, 1950-1970”

Adam Goldstein

University of California- Berkeley

"Revenge of the Managers: Labor Cost-Cutting and the Paradoxical Resurgence of Managerialism in the Shareholder Value Era, 1984 to 2001."


Christopher Yenkey

Cornell University  
2010 Co.

Michaela DeSoucey

Northwestern University "Gastronationalism: Food Traditions and Authenticity Politics in the European Union,"
2010 Co.

Min Zhou

Harvard University "Integration or Fragmentation: Tackling Gravity within Global Trade, 1950-2000."


Pierre Kremp

Washington State University

“From Main Street to Wall Street: The Diffusion of Stock-Market Participation in the United States”


Steve Lippmann

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

“Public Airways, Private Interests: Competing Visions and Ideological Capture in the Regulation of US Broadcasting 1920-1934”


Francisco J. Granados

University of Minnesota

“Intertwined and Relational Environments of Organizations”


Granovetter Award for Best Article in Economic Sociology





2016 Delia Baldassarri  

"Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations." American Journal of Sociology 121.2 (2015): 355-395.


András Tilcsik


2014. “Imprint-environment fit and performance: How organizational munificence at the time of hire affects subsequent job performance.” Administrative Science Quarterly 59(4): 639-668.


Patrick Hamm, Lawrence P. King, and David Stuckler

Harvard University and University of Cambridge

"Mass Privatization, State Capacity, and Economic Growth in Post-Communist Countries," American Sociological Review, 77: 295-324, 2012.


Lauren Rivera

Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

2012. “Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms.” American Sociological Review. 77: 999-1022.

2012 Donald MacKenzie University of Edinburgh 2011. "The Credit Crisis as a Problem in the Sociology of Knowledge." American Journal of Sociology 116: 1778-1841.

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