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The program of three-year postdoctoral Prize Fellowships in Economics, History and Politics, encourages outstanding scholarship in any field of economics, history, politics and related subjects, with a special emphasis on scholarship which crosses the frontiers between disciplines, and which addresses questions of lasting importance.

The period since 2000 has been a time of extraordinary inventiveness across the disciplinary frontiers of economics, history and politics, and of new challenges to all these disciplines. It has coincided with unprecedented change in global economic relationships. The program of Prize Fellowships, which has been made possible by a generous gift to Harvard University, is intended to transform the present moment of opportunity, and risk, into an enduring institutionalization of recent scholarly innovation.



To Shape a New World: Essays on the Political Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Tommie Shelby and Brandon M. Terry (eds.)

Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution
Padraic X. Scanlan

A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780–1950
Fahad Ahmad Bishara

Taming Babel: Language in the Making of Malaysia
Rachel Leow



::: The Program of Prize Fellowships in Economics, History and Politics is delighted to announce the Prize Fellows for the academic years 2018/2019 to 2020/2021. They are: Gabriel Kreindler (MIT), Kalyani Ramnath (Princeton) and David Yang (Stanford).

::: The Program of Prize Fellowships in Economics, History and Politics is to continue, thanks to an exceptionally generous gift from David and Carol Richards, for which we are profoundly grateful.