ECON Day 2017 Highlights

Economics Day is our annual celebration to recognize outstanding achievements by undergraduate and graduate students and exemplary teaching by economics faculty. It is made possible by the generosity of the W.P. Carey Foundation.

George J. Mailath
Professor of Economics, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, Department Chair

George J. Mailath Professor of Economics, Walter H. Annenberg Professor in the Social Sciences, Department Chair


Jesus Fernandez-Villaverde
Professor of Economics, Director of Graduate Studies


Frank Schorfheide
Professor of Economics, Undergraduate Chair


Undergraduate Awards

Kanta Marwah Prize for Undergraduate Research Grant
This prize was established to help further an undergraduate student’s yearning to work on research and to pay the costs of a research project to be carried out by the winner in the summer or the following year after receiving the award.  The research project must be proposed by an undergraduate student in Arts & Science and approved by a faculty panel.
Presented to Joseph Sageman             


Lawrence R. Klein Prize for Outstanding Research by an Undergraduate                         
This prize was established to award a senior in the Economics 300 Honors Seminar for outstanding research in Economics.
Presented to Kevin Chen by Professor of Economics and Undergraduate Chair, Frank Schorfheide.

                   

HONORABLE MENTION:                              
Presented to Katrina Truebenbach             

                                                 


Simon Kuznets Fellowship Award in Economics
This fellowship was established to honor and award two juniors who have earned very high total GPAs in Economics courses.
Presented to Natalia Ruh and Claire Pajet*    

           
*not pictured                                                          


Bernard Shanbaum Prize for Excellence in Economics
This prize was established to honor and award a senior who has earned a very high Economics GPA and a very high Cumulative GPA.
Presented to Hong (Ken) Teoh 


Graduate Awards  

The Maloof Family Dissertation Fellowship in Economics
This fellowship was established to honor an outstanding Economics student at the dissertation level.
Presented to Minsu Chang 



Joel Popkin Graduate Student Teaching Prize in Economics                        
This prize was established for outstanding teaching performance by a Teacher Assistant.
Presented to Tomas Larroucau


Sidney Weintraub Memorial Fellowship in Economics
This fellowship was established for an outstanding 3rd or 4th-year student whose research interest lies mainly in Economic Theory and/or the History of Economic Thought.    
Presented to Youngsoo Heo      

                                                                                                          


Paul Taubman Memorial Prize for Empirical Economics Research                           
This prize was established for the best empirical study by a graduate student in the past year.    
Presented to Ami Ko              

  


Hiram C. Haney Fellowship Award in Economics            
This fellowship was established for the best third-year research paper awarded in the past academic year.
Presented to Eugenio Rojas



Edwin Mansfield Teaching Prize                              
This prize was established for the best performance by a recitation instructor in Introduction to Economics.
Presented to Gabrielle Vasey      

                                                                                                                                                      


William Polk Carey Prize for the Outstanding Economics Dissertation in 2016
This prize was presented to Selman Erol and Yanhao (Max) Wei*


*Not pictured


David Cass/Beth Hayes Prize for Research Accomplishments
This prize was established and is awarded biennially for the best research contribution (which may be a paper or dissertation) in the preceding two years in the Economics PhD program.
Awarded to Murat Celik* (not pictured)


Lawrence Robbins Prize
This prize was established to be awarded at the end of each year to the student judged to be the best in the first year class.
Awarded to Shermin Lott* (not pictured)


Teaching Awards 

Irving B. Kravis Prize for Distinction in Undergraduate Teaching       
This prize was established to recognize outstanding undergraduate teaching in Economics.  It was the firm belief of Irving Kravis that deep scholarship in Economics goes hand in hand with a commitment to undergraduate teaching.  Polling was taken of all senior Economics Majors and asked students to rate professors.
Presented to Francis DiTraglia and Rakesh Vohra* by Miriam Sax, Julianne Goodman, and Julia Di Salvio.