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econ The Department of Economics has several gift funds that help support the research activities of doctoral students and undergraduate honors students. Other funds support diverse activities within the Department and provide scholarships for students in the Graduate Program in Economic Development.
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The Department makes a number of annual awards to graduate students.  The 2016 winners have been announced.

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The 2017 Winners of our many departmental awards for graduate students have been announced. Congratulations to all!


Bernes Karacay's paper, "A Dynamic Investment Model Under Time-Inconsistency," has been published by the Bogazici Journal Review of Social, Economic, and Administrative Studies. [4/17]


Emily Lawler's article, "Effectiveness of Vaccination Recommendations versus Mandates: Evidence from the Hepatitis A Vaccine," was recently published in the Journal of Health Economics. [2/17]


Martin Van Der Linden's article, "Fair Social Orderings with Other-Regarding Preferences," co-authored with Benoit Decerf, was published in 2016 in Social Choice and Welfare.

His piece entitled "Betting and Belief: Prediction Markets and Attribution of Climate Change," with Jonathan Gilligan and John Nay, is forthcoming in the Winter Simulation Conference Proceedings. [2/17]


Two Economics PhD students have been awarded Graduate Student Summer Language Training Grants from the College of Arts and Science. Kristine Koutout will attend the Arabic language immersion program at the Qalam Wa Lawh Center in Rabat, Morocco. Trang Hoang will attend an online course on programming and machine learning on Coursera.  Congratulations to them both! [2/17]


Daniel Mangrum's article, co-authored with Professor Alejandro Molnar , was presented by Professor Molnar at an Econometric Society session on Topics in Urban Transportation at the ASSA Conference in Chicago on January 8, 2017. The paper is entitled "The Marginal Congestion of a Taxi in New York City." [2/17]



Rosa Ferrer (Ph.D. '09)was one of eight finalists for the best science of the year prize, awarded by La Vanguardia, a newspaper in Barcelona, and voted by the readers. [2/17]


Dong Cheng presented his paper, entitled "Globalization Boom and Bust: An Study of US Automobile Industry from 1913 to 1940," on November 5, 2016 at the Fall 2016 Midwest Macroeconomics Meeting. The meeting was held by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. This paper is coauthored with Professor Mario J. Crucini (Vanderbilt University), Professor Hyunseung Oh (Vanderbilt University), and Professor Hakan Yilmazkuday (Florida International University). [11/16]