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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.

Please note: We will not be holding a
search for Prize Fellows in 2020-2021.


How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890–1960
Paige Glotzer

Empires of Vice: The Rise of Opium Prohibition across Southeast Asia
Diana S. Kim

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



::: Warmest congratulations to Alexia Yates, EHP Fellow in 2011-2014, who was awarded a 2020 Philip Leverhulme Prize for "researchers at an early stage of their careers whose work has had international impact and whose future research career is exceptionally promising."

::: David Yang has received a new grant for research on Civil Liberties in the Time of Health and Economic Crises.

::: The Center warmly congratulates Diana Kim, EHP Fellow at the Harvard Center 2013-2016, on receiving a 2020 Robert B. Silvers Grant for Work in Progress for her research into colonial legacies and Japan's wartime empire in Southeast Asia.

::: The Center warmly congratulates Ben Golub on the award of the Calvó-Armengol International Prize in Economics.

::: The Center warmly congratulates Abhijit Banerjee, Esther Duflo and Michael Kremer on the award of the 2019 Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel.

::: 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.