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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.


No Birds of Passage: A History of Gujarati Muslim Business Communities, 1800–1975
Michael O’Sullivan

Boats in a Storm: Law, Migration, and Decolonization in South and Southeast Asia, 1942–1962
Kalyani Ramnath

Toward a Free Economy: Swatantra and Opposition Politics in Democratic India
Aditya Balasubramanian

Les visages de l'Etat social: Assistantes sociales et familles populaires durant l'entre-deux-guerres
Lola Zappi



 ::: We congratulate Jingyi Huang (Brandeis University and CHEP-EHP Fellow) on the award of the 2022 Allan Nevins Prize of the Economic History Association for the Best Dissertation in U.S. or Canadian Economic History, for The Impact of Innovation, Regulation, and Market Power on Economic Development: Evidence from the American West.

::: 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.