The Economics Department

Awards

Every year the Economics department recognizes outstanding students in the Ph.D. program with The Second Year Paper and Teaching Assistant Awards.  Please see below for previous recipients. 

Second Year Paper Award

Description
The Second-Year Paper Award is given annually to the Ph.D. student who writes the most outstanding second-year paper. Recipients are nominated and selected by the faculty. This award is supported by the Professor Bruce D. Smith Memorial Graduate Fund.

YEAR RECIPIENT THESIS
2018 Seth Neller “Do Medicare Payments Affect Medical Practice Structure?”
2017 Mark Whitmeyer “Relative Performance Concerns Among Investment Managers”
2016 Julian Ludwig “News Shocks and Uncertainty”
2015 Neil White “Worker Flows and Monetary Policy Shocks”
2014 Sungwon Lee "Identification of Treatment Effects and Their Distribution under Stochastic Dominance"
2014 Carlos Herrera "Unitization: Is It Always Worth the Hassle?"
2013 Nicholas Buchholz "Price Regulation and Location Choice in the Taxi Industry"
2013 Hassan Afrouzi "Collusion and Cyclicality of Markups"
2012 Sunjoo Hwang “Government Bailouts, Time-Inconsistency and Managerial Punishments”
2012 Can Cui "The Effects of Maternity Leave on Mothers’ Health and Labor Market Outcomes"
2011 Benjamin Sperisen "Bad Car Mechanic Reputation with Multiple Customers"
2011 George Shoukry (HM) “Designing Safe Mechanisms: Safe Equilibria and Implementation”
2010 Brett Hollenbeck "Negative Equity, Labor Mobility and Unemployment"
2009 Oliver Roeder “A Model of Political Campaign Competition”
2008 Martin Dumav "Health-related Income Uncertainty and Gains from Medical Advancements"
2008 Maryam Farboodi "On the Optimal Auctioneer and Advertiser Strategies in Position Auctions"

Teaching Assistant (TA) Award

Description
The Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award is given annually to two Ph.D. students.  Recipients are nominated and selected by the faculty.

YEAR RECIPIENT
2019 Seth Neller, Chi Zhang
2018 Jessie Coe, Julian Ludwig
2017 Jessica Fears, Peter Toth
2016 Austin Bean, Neil White