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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.


Unsound Empire: Civilization and Madness in Late-Victorian Law
Catherine L. Evans

Real Estate and Global Urban History
Alexia Yates

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



::: The Program warmly congratulates Kalyani Ramnath whose “Intertwined Itineraries: Debt, Colonization, and International Law in Post-World War II South Asia” was awarded the Surrency Prize, for the best article published in Law and History Review in 2020, and Jane Burbank Prize, for the best article in global legal history published in a scholarly journal in 2020, at the American Society for Legal History’s 2021 annual meeting.

::: Paige Glotzer received the Kenneth Jackson Award from the Urban History Association for Best Book in North American Urban History for How the Suburbs Were Segregated. We congratulate her warmly.

::: The Program of Prize Fellowships in Economics, History and Politics is delighted to announce the Prize Fellows for the academic years 2021/2022 to 2023/2024. They are: Elsa Genard (Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne) and Jacob Moscona (MIT).

::: The Joint Center for History and Economics and the Program of Prize Fellowships in Economics, History and Politics are delighted to announce the inaugural CHEP-EHP Fellows at the Centre for History and Economics – Paris and Harvard. They are: Aditya Balasubramanian (Cambridge), Jingyi Huang (UCLA) and Lola Zappi (Sciences Po).

::: 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.