Ed A Hewett Book Prize

The Ed A Hewett Book Prize, established in 1994 and sponsored by the University of Michigan Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, is awarded annually for an outstanding monograph on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe, published in the previous year. The Hewett Prize carries a cash award and is presented at the ASEEES Annual Convention.

Ed Hewett was a distinguished alumnus of the University of Michigan, (PhD, economics), a prominent scholar, a fine colleague, and an internationally respected member of the field. The Hewett Book Prize was established in 1994 in his honor to recognize and encourage the high standard of scholarship that he so admirably advanced in the area of his interests, and was sponsored by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research from 1994 to 2012.

 2021 Hewett Book Prize Winner

Fabio MattioliDark Finance: Illiquidity and Authoritarianism at the Margins of Europe (Stanford University Press)

Rules of eligibility for the Hewett book prize competition are as follows:

    • The copyright date inside the book must list the previous calendar year as the date of publication (for example, the book must have been published in 2020 to be eligible for the 2021 competition).
    • Only works originally published in English in the form of monographs preferably by a single author, or by no more than two authors, are eligible. 
    • Works must be on the political economy of Russia, Eurasia and/or Eastern Europe.
    • Textbooks, translations (including authorial translations), bibliographies, and reference works are ineligible.
    • Self-published works are also ineligible.

Fill out and submit this form to notify the Association of your intent to nominate a publication for  Hewett prize. As of 2020, books may only be nominated for two prizes (eg this prize and one other.)

Send one copy of eligible monograph to each Committee member (see addresses below). The nomination form must be submitted by no later than April 15. And books must be received by no later than May 15. (Books not received by the deadline may not be considered.)

Submissions should be clearly marked “Hewett Book Prize Nomination.” 

Please direct questions to Mary Arnstein (ASEEES Communications Coordinator) at newsnet@pitt.edu

The winner of the Hewett Book Prize will be chosen by the following scholars:

Doug Rogers, Yale U, 2019-2021, Chair
Print books are preferred. Please mail them to: 
Douglas Rogers
13 Cooper Road
North Haven, CT 06473
Where needed, ebooks will be accepted. Please send to doug.rogers@yale.edu

Gerald Easter, Boston College, 2019-2021
Ebooks preferred. Please send to gerald.easter@bc.edu
(mailing address): 
Gerald M. Easter
11 Parker Street
Somerville, MA. 02143

Sarah Wilson Sokhey, U of Colorado, 2020-2022
Print books are preferred.
Please contact Mary Arnstein newsnet@pitt.edu for the mailing address. 
Where needed, ebooks will be accepted. Please send to sarah.sokhey@colorado.edu