Annual Awards for the Best Comparative Paper at Partner Associations Conferences

The JCPA and ICPA-Forum extend the Joint Annual Award for the Best Comparative Paper at several partner association conferences to advance high scholarly standards and encourage significant contributions to the field. We extend to the winners a certificate and monetary award. The articles are chosen by Joint International Adjudication Committees.

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors Antonia Maioni (McGill University, Montreal, Chair), Beryl Radin (Georgetown University, Washington DC), Marleen Brans (KULeuven University) and Guillome Fontaine (The Latin Faculty for Social Sciences, FLASCO, Quito, Ecuador), has selected the paper entitled:

“Toward a Comparative Analysis of Labour Administration Systems”
by Dr. Jason Heyes (Sheffield University, U.K.)

Past Awards:
2015- Dr. Laura Langbein, (American University, Washington DC) and Dr. Pablo Sanabria, (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana Cali)
“Independent Professional Bureaucracies and Street-Level Corruption: Evidence From Latin America”
2014- Sanya Carley, (Indiana University), Elizabeth Baldwin,(Indiana University), Lauren M. MacLean,( Indiana University) , and Jennifer N. Brass, (Indiana University)
“Global Expansion of Renewable Energy Generation: An Analysis of Policy Instruments”

2013- Pamela Clouser McCann, Charles R. Shipan, and Craig Volden
“Smoke Signals: State Policy Responses to National Government Discussions”

2012- Nathan E. Hultman, Elizabeth L. Malone, Paul Runci, Gregory Carlock, Kate L. Anderson
“Factors in Low-Carbon Energy Transformations: Comparing Nuclear and Bioenergy in Brazil, Sweden, and the United States”

2011- Jo Blanden, Kathryn Wilson, Robert Haveman, and Timothy Smeeding
“Intergenerational Mobility in the United States and Great Britain: A Comparative Study of Parent Child Pathways”

2010- Miles Corak, Lori Curtis, and Shelley Phipps
“Economic Mobility, Family Background, and the Well-being of Children in the United States and Canada”

2009- Mircea Trandafir
“The Effect of Same-Sex Marriage Laws on Different-Sex Marriage: Evidence from the Netherlands”

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of APSA and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, including Professors Karen Jusko (Stanford University), Brian Min (University of Michigan), Jacinct Jordana Casajuana (University of Pompeu Fabra), Klaus Schubert (University of Muenster), and Zachary Elkins (University of Texas at Austin), has selected the paper entitled :

“Misperceiving Inequality”
Author: Vladimir Gimpelson (National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia) and Daniel Treisman (University of California, Los Angeles United States)

Past Awards:
2015 – Zachary Elkins, (University of Texas at Austin), United States:
“Micro-level Foundations of Diffusion Theory: Experimental Evidence”

2014- Edmund J. Malesky, (Duke University), United States; Cuong Viet Nguyen, (National Economics University), Vietnam and Anh Tran, (Indiana University), United States:
“The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam”

2014 – Ben W. Ansell, (University of Oxford), United Kingdom; J. Lawrence Broz, (University of California), United States:
“Global Capital Markets, Housing Prices, and Partisan Fiscal Policies”

2013 – Matthias Orlowski, (Humboldt-University Berlin), Germany:
“The Dynamics of Electoral Incentives. Electoral Systems and Agricultural Support in OECD countries”

2012 – Claire Annesley, (University of Manchester), United Kingdom and Isabelle Engeli, (University of Ottawa), Canada

2011 – Shaun Bevan, (Pennsylvania State University), United States and Will Jennings, (University of Manchester), United Kingdom:
“Opinion-Responsiveness of Governing Agendas in the US and the UK: Institutional Filtering of Issue Priorities of the Public”

2013 – Louise Hervier, (Sciences Po, Paris), France:
“Taxing the Financing of Social Protection as a Means for Ousting Unions”

2011 – Aurelien Evrard, (Sciences Po, Paris), France:
“Political Parties and Policy Change: Explaining the Impact of French and German Greens on Energy Policy”

2009 – Carole Clavier, (Montreal University), Canada:
“Convergence from Below: A Sociology of the Reception of Transfer in Public Health Policies in Europe”

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of the AFSP and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors Monika Steffen (University of Grenoble, Chair), Céline Belot (University of Grenoble), Charlotte Halpern (University of Grenoble), Philippe Zittoun (University of Lyon), and Christine Rothmayr Allison (University of Montreal), has selected the paper entitled:

“La citoyenneté sociale des jeunes adultes en Europe”
“Social Citizenship of Young Adults in Europe”

Author: Tom Chevalier, (Science Po, Paris, France)


Past Awards:
2013 – Louise Hervier, (Sciences Po, Paris), France:
“Taxing the Financing of Social Protection as a Means for Ousting Unions”

2011 – Aurelien Evrard, (Sciences Po, Paris), France:
“Political Parties and Policy Change: Explaining the Impact of French and German Greens on Energy Policy”

2009 – Carole Clavier, (Montreal University), Canada:
“Convergence from Below: A Sociology of the Reception of Transfer in Public Health Policies in Europe”

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Affairs in Central and Eastern Europe (NISPAcee) and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors B. Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh, Chair), and Juraj Nemec (Masaryk University), has selected the paper entitled:

“Fiscal Crisis and Expenditure Cuts:The Influence of Public Management Practices onCutback Strategies in Europe”

Authors: Ringa Raudla (Tallinn University of Technology), James W. Douglas (University of North Carolina at Charlotte),Tiina Randma-Liiv (Tallinn University of Technology) and Riin Savi (Tallinn University of Technology


Past Awards:
2015- Tatjana Jovanovic (University of Ljubljana), Aleksander Aristovnik (University of Ljubljana) and Tereza Rogic Lugaric (University of Zagreb):
“The Construction of Regulations in Slovenia and Croatia – Material and Procedural Aspects Between Public and Private Interests”

2014- Riin Savi, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia and Aleksandrs Cepilov, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia:
“The Role of Agencies and Street-Level Bureaucrats in Cutback Management: Comparing the Cases of Estonia and Latvia”

2014- Walter Kickert, (Erasmus University), Netherlands; Tiina Randma-Liiv, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia and Riin Savi, (Tallinn University of Technology), Estonia:
“Politics of Fiscal Consolidation in Europe: A Comparative Analysis”

2013- Vitalis Nakrošis, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Žilvinas Martinaitis, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Calin Hintea, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Dan Balica Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, Adrian Hudrea, Babes-Bolyai University, Romania
“Ex post control and steering of government agencies in Lithuania and Romania”

2012- Karin Hilmer Pedersen, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark, Lars Johannsen, Department of Political Science and Government, Aarhus University, Denmark
“Pluralism in Public Administration and Shared Values: The Baltic countries”

2011- Veronica Junjan, Department of Social Risks and Safety Studies, University of Twente, Diana-Camelia Iancu, Faculty of Public Administration, National School of Political Studies and Public Administration, Romania
“Post EU accession reforms in Central and Eastern European countries: Who will (continue to) bother?”

In 2014, the Joint International Adjudication Committee of the RC30 Comparative Public Policy section of the International Political Science Association and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors Michael Howlett (Simon Fraser University, Chair), Darryl Jarvis (The Hong Kong Institute of Education), and Giliberto Capano (University of Bologna), has selected the paper entitled:

“Successes or Failures of ‘Developmental’ Policies, Rent and Conditionality: Comparing Russia and Sub-Saharan Africa”
by
Caroline Dufy, Sciences Po Bordeaux-Peoples’ Friendship University, Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences-Po Bordeaux, France and Alice Nicole Sindzingre, National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS, France); EconomiX-University Paris- West; Visiting Lecturer, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, Department of Economics, United Kingdom

The Joint International Adjudication Committee of Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) and the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), including Professors Charles Blake (James Madison University, Chair), Christoffer Green-Pedersen (Aarhus University), and Klaus Schubert (University of Muenster) has selected the paper entitled :

“Mass Administrative Reorganization, Media Attention, and the Paradox of Information” by
Anthony M. Bertelli, (New York University, United States) and J. Andrew Sinclair, (New York University, United States)

Past Awards:

2015 – Eileen McDonagh, (Northeastern University), United States:
“Ripples from the First Wave: The Monarchical Origins of the Welfare State”

2014 – Edmund J. Malesky, (Duke University), United States; Cuong Viet Nguyen, (National Economics University), Vietnam and Anh Tran, (Indiana University), United States:
“The Impact of Recentralization on Public Services: A Difference-in-Differences Analysis of the Abolition of Elected Councils in Vietnam”

2013 – Carla M. Flink, (Texas A&M University), United States:
“Strength of Fiscal Bureaucracy and Budget Changes”