Past Winners of the Ed A Hewett Book Prize

2022 - Margarita M. BalmacedaRussian Energy Chains: The Remaking of Technopolitics from Siberia to Ukraine to the European Union (Columbia University Press) and Bryn RosenfeldThe Autocratic Middle Class: How State Dependency Reduces the Demand for Democracy (Princeton University Press)

2021 - Fabio MattioliDark Finance: Illiquidity and Authoritarianism at the Margins of Europe (Stanford University Press).

2020 - Emanuela Grama, Socialist Heritage: The Politics of Past and Place in Romania (Indiana University Press)

Honorable Mention: Alina Sandra Cucu, Planning Labour: Time and the Foundations of Industrial Socialism in Romania (Berghahn Books) 

2019 - Artemy M. KalinovskyLaboratory of Socialist Development: Cold War Politics and Decolonization in Soviet Tajikistan (Cornell University Press)

2018 - Sarah Wilson Sokhey, The Political Economy of Pension Policy Reversal in Post-Communist Countries (Cambridge University Press)

Rachel A. Epstein, Banking on Markets: The Transformation of Bank-State Ties in Europe and Beyond (Oxford University Press)

Honorable Mention: Regine A. Spector, Order at the Bazaar: Power and Trade in Central Asia (Cornell University Press)

2017 - Sergei AntonovBankrupts and Usurers of Imperial Russia: Debt, Property, and the Law in the Age of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy (Harvard University Press)

Juliet JohnsonPriests of Prosperity: How Central Bankers Transformed the Postcommunist World (Cornell University Press)

2016 - Douglas Rogers, The Depths of Russia, Oil, Power, and Culture after Socialism (Cornell University Press) 

Honorable Mention: Susanne Wengle, Post-Soviet Power: State-led Development and Russia’s Marketization (Cambridge University Press)

2015 - Yanni Kotsonis, States of Obligation: Taxes and Citizenship in the Russian Empire and Early Soviet Republic (University of Toronto Press)

Honorable Mention: Kelly McMann, Corruption as a Last Resort: Adapting to the Market in Central Asia (Cornell University Press) 

2014 - Dinissa DuvanovaBuilding Business in Post-Communist Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mention: Lawrence P. MarkowitzState Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia, (Cornell University Press)

2013 - Gerald Easter, Capital, Coercion, and Postcommunist States (Cornell University Press)

2012 - Carol Leonard, Agrarian Reform in Russia: The Road from Serfdom (Cambridge University Press)

2011 Timothy Frye, Building States and Markets after Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable MentionYoshiko Herrera, Mirrors of the Economy: National Accounts and International Norms in Russia and Beyond (Cornell University Press)

2010 - Keith A. DardenEconomic Liberalism and its Rivals: The Formation of International Institutions Among the Post-Soviet States (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mentions:

Sean McMeekinHistory's Greatest Heist: The Looting of Russia by the Bolsheviks (Yale University Press)
Grigore Pop-ElechesFrom Economic Crisis to Reform: IMF Programs in Latin America and Eastern Europe (Princeton University Press)

2009 - Lewis H. SiegelbaumCars for Comrades: The Life of the Soviet Automobile (Cornell University Press)

2008 - Anna Grzymala-BusseRebuilding Leviathan: Party Competition and State Exploitation in Post-Communist Democracies (Cambridge University Press)

2007 - János Kornai, By Force of Thought: Irregular Memoirs of an Intellectual Journey (MIT Press)

2006 - David Ost, The Defeat of Solidarity: Anger and Politics in Post Communist Europe (Cornell University Press)

2005 - Elizabeth C. Dunn, Privatizing Poland: Baby Food, Big Business, and the Remaking of Labor (Cornell University Press)

2004 - Paul R. Gregory, The Political Economy of Stalinism: Evidence from the Soviet Secret Archives (Cambridge University Press)

Honorable Mentions:
Thomas C. Hubka
Resplendent Synagogue: Architecture and Worship in an Eighteenth Century Polish Community (University Press of New England) 
Timothy Snyder, The Reconstruction of Nations: Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Belarus, 1569-1999 (Yale University Press)

2003 - Randall W. Stone, Lending Credibility: The International Monetary Fund and Post-Communist Transition (Princeton University Press)

2002 - Mieke Meurs, The Evolution of Agrarian Institutions: A Comparative Study of Post-Socialist Hungary and Bulgaria (University of Michigan Press), and Federico Varese, The Russian Mafia: Private Protection in a New Market Economy (Oxford University Press)

2001 - Timothy Frye, Brokers and Bureaucrats: Market Institutions in Russia (University of Michigan Press)

Honorable Mention: Brian Porter When Nationalism Began to Hate: Imagining Modern Politics in Nineteenth-Century Poland (Oxford University Press) 

2000 - Katharina Mueller, The Political Economy of Pension Reform in Central-Eastern Europe (Edward Elgar Publishing)

1999 - Stephen K. Wegren, Agriculture and the State in Soviet and Post-Soviet Russia (University of Pittsburgh Press)

1998 - David L. Bartlett, The Political Economy of Dual Transformations: Market Reform and Democratization in Hungary (University of Michigan Press)

1997 - Clifford G. Gaddy, The Price of the Past: Russia's Struggle with the Legacy of a Militarized Economy (Brookings Institution Press)

1996 - Susan Woodward, Socialist Unemployment: The Political Economy of Yugoslavia, 1945-1990 (Princeton University Press)

1995 - Paul L. Joskow, Richard Schmalensee, and Natalia Tsukanova, "Competition Policy in Russia during and after Privatization" (Brookings Papers on Economic Activity)

1994 - Stephen Whitefield, Industrial Power an the Soviet State (The Clarendon Press), and Barry W. Ickes and Randi Ryterman, "Roadblock to Economic Reform: Inter Enterprise Debt and the Transition to Markets" (Post Soviet Affairs)