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. A committee comprised of faculty members from the Department of Economics read and select the prize winning essays.
Nine senior essays have been nominated for prizes this year. The nominees are: Harry Browne, Saul Downie, Kevin Huang, Eliot Levmore, Martin Lim, Neeraj Shekhar, Tijana Stanic, Hannah Yang, and Jinchen Zou.
The Charles Heber Dickerman Memorial Prize
Awarded to one or more seniors who have presented the best departmental essay.
The Ronald Meltzer/Cornelia Awdziewicz Economic Award
Awarded to one or two runner-up(s) for the Dickerman Prize.
The Ellington Prize
Awarded to one or more seniors who have presented the best departmental essay in the field of finance.
The nominated essays have been posted below with the permission from the authors.