Journal of Development Studies - The Dudley Seers Memorial Prize

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About the prize

Journal of Development Studies is proud to be able to award the Dudley Seers Prize, valued at £1,500, annually for the best article(s) published in the journal.

All articles published in the relevant volume are eligible. Special weight will be given to analytical originality and interdisciplinarity. Nominations for consideration for the Prize are made by the Managing Editors and a panel of judges is drawn from members of the Editorial Board. The outcome is announced in the Journal.

Year Author(s) Article Volume Issue
2020 Matthew Tyce A ‘Private-sector Success Story’? Uncovering the Role of Politics and the State in Kenya’s Horticultural Export Sector 56 10
2019 Timothy Williams The Things They Learned: Aspiration, Uncertainty, and Schooling in Rwanda’s Developmental State 55 4
2018 Kate Meagher Taxing Times: Taxation, Divided Societies and the Informal Economy in Northern Nigeria 54 1
2017 Anne Pitcher Party System Competition and Private Sector Development in Africa 53 1
2016 Matthew Carnes & Isabela Mares Redefining Who’s ‘In’ and Who’s ‘Out’: Explaining Preferences for Redistribution in Bolivia 52 11
2016 Bart Minten, Seneshaw Tamru, Ermias Engida & Tadesse Kuma Transforming Staple Food Value Chains in Africa: The Case of Teff in Ethiopia 52 5
2015 Natascha Wagner Female genital cutting and long-term health consequences -- nationally representative estimates across 13 countries 51 3
2015 Olivier Walther Business, Brokers and Borders: The Structure of West African Trade Networks 51 5
2014 Magnus Hatlebakk Poverty Dynamics in Rural Orissa: Transitions in Assets and Occupations over Generations 50 6
2013 Anirudh Krishna Stuck in Place: Investigating Social Mobility in 14 Bangalore Slums 49 7
2012 Nicholas Eubank Taxation, Political Accountability and Foreign Aid: Lessons from Somaliland 48 4
2011 Ren Mu and Dominique van de Walle Rural Roads and Local Market Development in Vietnam 47 5
2010 Nauro Campos, Cheng Hsiao & Jeffrey Nugent Crises, What Crises? New Evidence on the Relative Roles of Political and Economic Crises in Begetting Reforms 46 10
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