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Rachel Philbin, a 2016 graduate who majored in economics and political science, has been named as a finalist in the International Atlantic Economic Society's 12th Annual Best Undergraduate Paper Competition. Her paper, People Following Goods: Are Refugee Flows Associated with International Trade?, is one of four finalists. She is invited to present her work at the 82nd International Atlantic Economic Conference in Washington, DC, 15 October 2016.

Rachel also won the Economics Department's Lawrence R. Klein Prize for Outstanding Research in Economics by an Undergraduate for the paper.

The International Atlantic Economic Society's mission is to facilitate communication among economists and financial specialists by promoting the field of economics globally; and to foster the intellectual development of professional economists and others interested in economics by sponsoring and publishing articles for international dissemination.