Senior Essays Nominated for Prizes

Each year, 50-75 students write a senior essay in economics.  Of these, 10-15 are nominated for a prize by both the student’s advisor as well as a second reader from the department. These nominated essays are posted below with the permission of the authors.

A committee comprised of faculty members from the Department of Economics read and select the prize winning essays:

  • The Charles Heber Dickerman Memorial Prize

         Awarded to the best departmental essay.

  • The Ronald Meltzer/Cornelia Awdziewicz Economic Award

         Awarded to one or two other outstanding senior essays.

  • The Ellington Prize

         Awarded to the best departmental essay in the field of finance.

Senior Essays Nominated for Prizes, by Year