We are pleased to announce that Being Nuclear: Africans and the Global Uranium Trade by Gabrielle Hecht is the winner of the 2016 Rachel Carson Prize! This esteemed award is sponsored by the Society for Social Studies of Science, also known as 4S.
The University of Sydney School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry announced the winners of the David Harold Tribe Philosophy Prize on March 3rd. We are pleased to announce that Colin Klein, author of What the Body Commands, was one of the joint winners.
We are pleased to announce that Boundary Objects and Beyond, edited by Geoffrey C. Bowker, Stefan Timmermans, Adele E. Clarke, and Ellen Balka, is the winner of the 2016 Best Information Science Book Award! This award is sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). The award was officially announced and presented on October 18, 2016 at the ASIS&T annual meeting in Copenhagen.
This month MIT Press authors Bengt Holmström and Oliver Hart were award the Nobel Prize for their research in contract theory. In this post, economics acquisitions editor Emily Taber reflects on how their published works help make sense of our modern world.
On October 10, 2016, Bengt Holmström was awarded the Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. He became the fifth member of the MIT economics department and the latest in a long line of MIT Press authors to earn the prize.
Holmström was awarded jointly with Oliver Hart at Harvard for their work in contract theory. While they were not frequent collaborators, their individual research in this area beginning in the 1970s and 1980s set the stage for contract theory to become a significant field of study.
We are pleased to announce that The Sharing Economy: The End of Employment and the Rise of Crowd-Based Capitalism by Arun Sundararajan is a Bronze Medalist in the ‘Economics’ category of the 2017 Axiom Business Book Awards.
We are pleased to announce that The Power of Resilience, by MIT Professor Yossi Sheffi, was just named one of strategy+business's Best Business Books of 2016! The book was one of three winners in the “Strategy” category, under the theme “Planning for Unpredictability.” The book has also been named by the company as a “Top Shelf Pick.”
strategy+business showered Sheffi with praise, saying that “The Power of Resilience . . . stands head and shoulders above this year’s crop of the best business books on strategy, does an excellent job of covering the most important of those risks as well as best practices in everything from preparation to monitoring to drawing up crisis playbooks.”