JCPA Best Comparative Article Award

Annual Award for the JCPA Best Comparative Article

The JCPA and ICPA-Forum extend the Annual Award for the Best Comparative Article in the JCPA in line with the mission statement of advancing high scholarly standards and significant contribution to the field. We extend to the winners a Certificate and a monetary award. The articles are adjudicated by an International Adjudication Committee.

The International Adjudication Committee of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA):

David Birdsell (Baruch College, Chair)
Theodore Marmor (Yale University)
Karen Baehler (American University)
Betsi Beem (University of Sydney)
Emanuele Vendramini (Bocconi)

Best Article in the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis Granted in 2015

Past Awards

2014 – Giandomenico Majone, (European University Institute, Florence):

“Policy Harmonization: Limits and Alternatives” JCPA Vol. 16, no. 1


2013 – Jon Olaskoaga, (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Spain; Ricardo Alaez-Aller, (Universidad Publica de Navarra), Spain and Pablo Diaz-De-Basurto-Uraga, (Universidad del Pais Vasco), Spain:

“Beyond Welfare Effort in the Measuring of Welfare States” JCPA Vol. 15, no. 3.


2012 – Georg Wenzelburger and Uwe Wagschal (University of Freiburg):

“When do Governments Consolidate? A Quantitative Comparative Analysis of 23 OECD Countries (1980–2015)” JCPA Vol. 14, no. 1


2011 – Richard Huff (Virginia Commonwealth University):

“Measuring Performance in US Municipalities: Do Personnel Policies Predict System Level Outcomes?” JCPA Vol. 13, no. 1, pp – 11–33


2010 – Claus Wendt (Mannheim) & Jürgen Kohl (Heidelberg):

“Translating Monetary Inputs into Health Care Provision: A Comparative Analysis of the Impact of Different Modes of Public Policy” JCPA Vol. 12, No. 1 & 2, pp. 11 – 31.


2009 – Ivan Katchanovski (New York) & Todd La Porte(George Mason):

“Democracy, Colonial Legacy, and the Openness of Cabinet-level Websites in Developing Countries” Vol. 11, No. 2, pp. 213-232.


2008 – Katharina Holzinger & Christoph Knill (Konstanz):

“The Interaction of Competition, Cooperation and Communication: Theoretical Analysis of Different Sources of Environmental Policy Convergence” Vol. 10, 4: 403-425.


2007 – Gert Tinggaard Svendsen & Christian Bjørnskov (Aarhus):

“How to Construct a Robust Measure of Social Capital: Two Contributions” Vol. 9, 3: 275-292.


2006 – Alison Earle (McGill) & Jody Heymann (Harvard):

“A Comparative Analysis of Paid Leave for the Health Needs of Workers and their Families Around the World” Vol. 8, 3: 241-257.


2005 – Ted Marmor (Yale), Richard Freeman (Edinburgh) & Kieke Okma (NYU):

“Comparative Perspectives and Policy Learning in the World of Health Care” Vol. 7, 4: 331-348.