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YEARTITLEEXPECTED MAJORDATASETUNIQUE ID?URL for winning paperINSTITUTION
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2007Testing the Theory of Rational Crime
With United States Data, 1994-2002
Economics
National Crime Victimization Survey, 1992-2004 (ICPSR identifier given does not work!); Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data
No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/NoveckScott_1stPlacePaper.pdf
Princeton University
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2007
Vaccinating the Next Generation: Are Children
With Foreign-Born Mothers Less Likely to
Receive Recommended Immunizations?
EconomicsNational Health Interview Survey
Inaccurate

(ICPSR identifier is not 04176, but 4176)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/YoungJonathan_2ndPlacePaper.pdf
Union College
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2007
Support for the Far Right: The Desire for
Cultural Preservation in an Increasingly
Globalized and Multicultural Europe
International Relations; History
Eurobarometer, 59.2
Inaccurate (ICPSR identifier is not 03950, but 3950)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/VossKristian_3rdPlacePaper.pdf
SUNY, New Paltz
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2008 (RCMD)Intergenerational Class Mobility by Race: Can the Black Middle Class Reproduce Itself?Economics; SociologyPanel Survey of Income DynamicsNo
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/IrelandSarah-MDRC.pdf
Yale University
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2008Examining the Economic Basis of Ethical VegetarianismEconomics
Commodity Yearbooks and the Livestock, Dairy and Poultry Outlook tables from the Economic Research Service (USDA); Dairy Survey (BLS); Consumer Expenditure Survey (BLS); Consumer Price Index
No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/TanPohLin-ICPSR1STPLACE.pdf
Princeton University
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2008
The Effect of Property Taxes on Elderly Residential Geography: A County-Level Analysis
Economics
Decennial Censuses; Census of Governments; property tax rates (National Association of Home Builders)
No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/MommaertsCorina-ICPSR2NDPLACE.pdf
University of Michigan
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2008
Manipulating the “Truth”: The Unintended Consequences of Truth-in-Sentencing Laws in California, 1992-1996
Political ScienceNational Corrections Reporting Program (BJS)No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/Savello-ICPSR3RDPLACE.pdf
Yale University
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2009 (RCMD)
The Transmission of Political Ideologies through Social Networks: an Empirical Approach
Political Science
Houston Area Survey, 1982-2007: Successive Representative Samples
of Harris County Residents
Yes (ICPSR20428)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/Becker-Political-Ideologies.pdf
Yale University
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2009
Why Do Terrorists Claim Credit?
Attack-Level and Country-Level Analyses of Factors Influencing Terrorist Credit-taking
Behavior
Government; SociologyGlobal Terrorism Database II, 1998-2004
Inaccurate (ICPSR identifier does not work! [ICPSR22600])
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/Wright_Paper.pdf
University of Texas (Austin)
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2009
Anti-Communism and Idealism:
The Peace Corps and U.S. Foreign Policy In the Third World, 1960-1966
History; Economics
Major Power Interactions with Less
Developed Countries, 1959-1965 ; World Handbook of Political and Social Indicators, 1961-1963; Major Power Interactions with Less
Developed Countries, 1959-1965
No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/Koerten_Paper.pdf
University of Wisconsin (Eau Claire)
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2010
The Expansion of American Higher Education:
Access and Opportunity or Exclusion and Stratification?
[Not given]
National
Survey of Midlife Development in the United States (MIDUS), 1995-1996
Inaccurate (ICPSR identifier is not 02760, but 2760)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/pattison.pdfCUNY (The City College of New York)
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2010Americans’ Ever-Changing Attitudes toward HomosexualityPsychology; SociologyGeneral Social Surveys (GSS)
Inaccurate (ICPSR identifier is not 25962)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/michaels.pdfUniversity of Florida
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2010
Satisfaction of Needs and Well-Being:
An Application of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs to the Population of Kenya
Psychology
Afrobarometer 3: The Quality of Democracy and
Governance in Kenya, 2005
Nohttp://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/williams.pdfKent State University (Stark)
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2011
Do More Parties Make for Happier Voters?
Democratic satisfaction and party representation across thirty-six
democracies
Public PolicyComparative Study of Electoral Systems, 2001-2006
Inaccurate (ICPSR identifier is not 03808, but 3808)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/pavone.pdfUniversity of Michigan
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2011
External versus Internal Motivators as Predictors for LGBTQ-Directed Bullying Behavior in
Adolescents
PsychologyNot identifiedNohttp://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/mcmichael.pdf
California State University (Northridge)
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2012Racial and Ethnic Threats in Pretrial Release ProcessingMathematics; Economics
County Characteristics (2000-2007);
State Court Processing Statistics, 1990-2006: Felony Defendants in Large Urban Counties; National Jail Census, 1999; Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data, 1998; Uniform Crime Reporting Program Data [United States]: County-Level Detailed Arrest and Offense Data, 2000;
Yes, but with some inaccuracies (ICPSR20660; ICPSR02038; ICPSR03318 [should be 3318]; ICPSR02910 [should be 2910]; ICPSR03451 [should be 3451])
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/karpilow.pdfKenyon College
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2012 (RCMD)
Cultural Capital Investments:
Concerted Cultivation and the Academic Achievement of Hispanic
Kindergarten Students
Sociology
Early Childhood Longitudinal Study [United States]: Kindergarten Class of 1998-1999; National Education Longitudinal Study: Base Year Through Fourth follow-up, 1988 2000
No and Inaccurate (ICPSR0395)
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/mireles.pdfPrinceton University
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2012 (RCMD)Black Feminism and Hip Hop: A Cross Generational Disconnect[Not given]National Black Politics Study, 1993
Inaccurate (ICPSR02018 [should be 2018])
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/ross.pdfWayne State University
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2013An Empirical Look at Malpractice Reform and the Intensive Margin of Physician Supply[Economics - guessed]
Community Tracking Study Physi- 15 Malpractice Reform and Physician Supply cian Survey, 1996-1997; Community Tracking Study Physician Survey, 1998-1999; Community Tracking Study Physician Survey, 2000-2001; Community Tracking Study Physician Survey, 2004-2005
Inaccurate (ICPSR02597 [should be 2597]; ICPSR03267 [should be 3267]; ICPSR03820 [should be 3820]; ICPSR04584 [should be 4584];
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/janke.pdfUniversity of Michigan
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2013
Accepting the Foreign: Perceived Threat, Foreigner Exclusionism, and Social Distance from Immigrants in the United States and Spain
SociologyTransatlantic Trends: Immigration, 2009No
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/fujita-conrads.pdf
Reed College
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2013 (RCMD)
The unbanked in the U.S.: Similarities and differences between Previously banked and Never banked households
[Social Work - guessed]
Current Population Survey, January 2009: Unbanked/Underbanked Supplement
Yes (ICPSR29649)http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/allsberry.pdfWashington University in St. Louis
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2013 (RCMD)
Perceived Sources of Racial Inequalities and Class Standing: Impact on Justice Values of American Whites
[Not given]General Social Survey, 1972- 2010Yes (ICPSR31521)http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/marks.pdfSanta Clara University
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2014
Cultural Mismatch in the Achievement Gap: Self-construal as a Mediator Between Socioeconomic Status and Academic Achievemen
[Not given]Gates Millennium Scholars ProgramYes (ICPSR34439)http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/blatt.pdfGrinnell College
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2014The Impact of Student Background and Academic Performance on Future IncomeEconomicsNational Longitudinal
Study of the Class of 1972
Inaccurate (ICPSR08085 [should be 8085])
http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/small.pdfHaverford College
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2015
Social Information Processing Mediates the Relationship between Effortful Control and Peer Success in First Graders
Psychology
Study of Early Child Care and Youth Development: Phase II, 1996-1999
Yes (ICPSR21941)http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/foster.pdfHiram College
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2016
The Moderating Effects of Race and Ethnicity on the Relationship between Body Image and Psychological Well-Being
Sociology; Psychology
National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health), 1994-2008
Yes (ICPSR21600)http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/files/ICPSR/prize/Evans.pdfMcMurry University
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