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The Albert O. Hirschman Prize

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The Albert O. Hirschman Prize is the highest award of the Social Science Research Council. It recognizes academic excellence in international, interdisciplinary social science research, theory, and public communication, in the tradition of German-born American economist Albert Hirschman.

The prize recognizes Albert Hirschman's pioneering role in contemporary social science and public policy as well as his lifelong commitment to international economic development. Exploring theory and practice, the history of ideas—economic, social, or political—and innovative approaches to fostering growth, Hirschman saw scholarship both as a tool for social change and as an inherent value in a world in need of better understanding. He wrote in ways that help social science effectively inform public affairs. His work stands as an exemplar of the necessary knowledge that the SSRC seeks to develop and the interdisciplinary and international approach that it champions.

For more information, visit http://www.ssrc.org/hirschman/.

Program Director
Ira Katznelson