American Sociological Association

Economic Sociology Award Recipient History

The Section on Economic Sociology's Granovetter Award for Best Article in Economic Sociology

2019: Angèle Christin, "Counting Clicks: Quantification and Variation in Web Journalism in the United States and France," American Journal of Sociology 123(5):1382-1415. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Emily Erikson and Mark Hamilton, "Companies and the Rise of Economic Thought: The Institutional Foundations of Early Economics in England, 1550–1720," American Journal of Sociology 124(1):111-149. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Patrick S. Park, Joshua E. Blumenstock and Michael W. Macy, "The strength of long-range ties in population-scale social networks," Science 362(6421):1410-1413. 2018.

2108: Nathan Wilmers, “Does Consumer Demand Reproduce Inequality? High-Income Consumers, Vertical Differentiation, and the Wage Structure,” American Journal of Sociology 123(1):178-231. 2018.

2017: Christopher Yenkey, “Mobilizing a Market: Ethnic Segmentation and Investor Recruitment into the Nairobi Securities Exchange,” Administrative Science Quarterly 60(4):561-595. 2015.

2017: Cristobal Young, Charles Varner, Ithai Z. Lurie, and Richard Prisinzano, “Millionaire Migration and Taxation of the Elite: Evidence from Administrative Data,” American Sociological Review 81(3):421-446. 2016.

2016: Delia Baldassarri, "Cooperative Networks: Altruism, Group Solidarity, Reciprocity, and Sanctioning in Ugandan Producer Organizations," American Journal of Sociology 121(2):355-395. 2015.

2015: András Tilcsik, “Imprint-environment fit and performance: How organizational munificence at the time of hire affects subsequent job performance,” Administrative Science Quarterly 59(4):639-668. 2014.

2014: Patrick Hamm, Harvard University, Lawrence P. King, University of Cambridge, and David Stuckler, University of Cambridge, "Mass Privatization, State Capacity, and Economic Growth in Post-Communist Countries," American Sociological Review 77(2):295-324. 2012.

2013: Lauren Rivera, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, “Hiring as Cultural Matching: The Case of Elite Professional Service Firms,” American Sociological Review 77(6): 999-1022. 2012.

2012: Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh, "The Credit Crisis as a Problem in the Sociology of Knowledge," American Journal of Sociology 116(6):1778-1841. 2011.


The Section on Economic Sociology's Ronald Burt Student Paper Award

2019: Georg Rilinger, "Corporate Conspiracies and Complex Secrets: Structure and Perception of the Insull Scheme in 1930s Chicago," American Journal of Sociology 124(4):1043-1089. 2019.

2018: Barbara Kiviat, Harvard University, “The Art of Deciding with Data: Evidence from how Employers Translate Credit Reports into Hiring Decisions,” Socio-Economic Review mwx030. 2017.

2017: Katherine Hood, University of California, Berkeley, “The Science of Value: Economic Expertise and the Valuation of Human Life in US Federal Regulatory Agencies”

2016: Alexander F. Roehrkasse, "The Abolition of Imprisonment for Debt: Market Development, State Formation, and the Moral Politics of Credit”

2015: Daniel J. DellaPosta, “Bridging the Parochial Divide: Closure and Brokerage in Mafia Families”

2014: Laura Doering, University of Chicago, "Rethinking Escalation of Commitment: Relational Lending in Microfinance"

2013: Todd Schifeling, University of Michigan, “Defense Against Recession: U.S. Business Mobilization, 1950-1970,” American Journal of Sociology 119(1):1-34. 2013.

2012: 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," American Sociological Review 77(2):268-294. 2012.

2011: Christopher Yenkey, Cornell University

2010: Michaela DeSoucey, Northwestern University, "Gastronationalism: Food Traditions and Authenticity Politics in the European Union," American Sociological Review 75(3):432-455. 2010.

2010: Min Zhou, Harvard University, "Integration or Fragmentation: Tackling Gravity within Global Trade, 1950-2000"

2006: Pierre Kremp, Washington State University, “From Main Street to Wall Street: The Diffusion of Stock-Market Participation in the United States”

2005: 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,” Pp. 111-150 in Research in Political Sociology. Emerald. 2005.

2003: Francisco J. Granados, University of Minnesota, “Intertwined and Relational Environments of Organizations,” Social Forces 83(3):883-918. 2005.


The Section on Economic Sociology's Viviana Zelizer Best Book Award

2019: Monica Prasad, Starving the Beast: Ronald Reagan and the Tax Cut Revolution. Russell Sage Foundation. 2018.

2019 Honorable Mention: Stephanie L. Mudge, Leftism Reinvented: Western Parties from Socialism to Neoliberalism. Harvard University Press. 2018.

2018: Yuen Yuen Ang, How China Escaped the Poverty Trap. Cornell University Press. 2016.

2017: Marc Steinberg, England’s Great Transformation: Law, Labor, and the Industrial Revolution. University of Chicago Press. 2016.

2016: Gabriel Abend, The Moral Background: An Inquiry into the History of Business Ethics. Princeton University Press. 2014.

2016: 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 South. 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: Lyn Spillman, University of Notre Dame, Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations. University of Chicago Press. 2012.

2013: Monica Prasad, Northwestern University, The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty. Harvard University Press. 2012.

2012: Greta R. Krippner, University of Michigan, Capitalizing on Crisis: The Political Origins of the Rise of Finance. Harvard University Press. 2012.

2011: Balazs Vedres and David Stark, “Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups," American Journal of Sociology 115(4):1150-1190. 2010.

2010: Terence G. Halliday, American Bar Association, Bruce G. Carruthers, Northwestern University, Bankrupt: Global Lawmaking and Systemic Financial Crisis. Stanford University Press. 2009.

2009: Greta R. Krippner, University of Michigan, “The Making of U.S. Monetary Policy: Central Bank Transparency and the Neoliberal Dilemma,” Theory & Sociology 36(6):477-513. 2007.

2008: Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh, An Engine, Not a Camera: How Financial Models Shape Markets. MIT Press. 2006.

2007: Walter W. Powell, Stanford University, Douglas R. White, University of California, Irvine, Kenneth W. Koput, University of Arizona, Jason Owen Smith, University of Michigan, "Network Dynamics and Field Evolution: The Growth of Interorganizational Collaboration in the Life Sciences,” American Journal of Sociology 110(4):1132-1205. 2005.

2006: Olav Velthuis, Talking Prizes:Symbolic Meaning of Prices on the Market for Contemporary Art. Princeton University Press. 2005.

2006: James R. Lincoln and Michael L. Gerlach, University of California, Berkeley, Japan’s Network Economy: Structure, Presistence and Change. Cambridge University Press. 2004.

2005: Donald MacKenzie, University of Edinburgh, and Yuval Millo, London School of Economics, “Constructing a Market, Performing Theory: The Historical Sociology of a Financial Derivatives Exchange,” American Journal of Sociology 109(1):107-45. 2003.

2004: Harrison White, Columbia University, Markets from Networks Networks: Socioeconomic Models of Production. Princeton University Press. 2002.

2004: Sarah Babb, Boston University, Managing Mexico: Economists from Nationalism to Neoliberalism. Princeton University Press. 2001.

2003: Neil Fligstein, University of California, Berkeley, The Architecture of Markets. Princeton University Press. 2002

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