Academic Prizes Announced

Congratulations to the following students who have earned special prizes for their exemplary academic achievements in economics:

W. Erwin Diewert Prize

2015 Recipient: Diana Santina Manzi, Major in Economics & Minor in Commerce
Paper entitled: “The Effect of Unconditional Government Transfers on Household Economic Welfare”

The prize is offered to an undergraduate student who has written an outstanding paper in applied economics and is made on the recommendation of the School. The prize was created in honour of W. Erwin Diewert, an internationally renowned Canadian economist specializing in problems of economic measurement, a Distinguished Professor at Vancouver School of Economics, a recipient of the Killam Prize, the Purvis Prize and the Shiskin Memorial Award, and an advisor to statistical agencies of the United Nations, World Bank, European Central Bank, Canada, U.S., U.K. and many other countries.

Joseph A. Crumb Prize in Economics

2015 Recipient: Jamie Michael Koerner, Honours Economics
Paper entitled: “Trade Liberalization, Child Labour, and Human Capital Investments in Brazil”

Endowed by friends of Professor Joseph A. Crumb, this prize is awarded to the student submitting the best graduating essay in the Honours Program in Economics.

Jamieson-Rosenbluth Prize in Economics

2015 Recipient: Koon Peng Ooi, Honours Economics
Paper entitled: “How Disabling is Disability? Empirical Evidence of Household Effects of Disability in Uganda”

This prize is awarded to recognize an outstanding essay reporting on an empirical investigation in the field of industrial relations or in another branch of economics. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Weight is placed on innovative collection and analysis of data, and clarity and style of exposition. Essays are nominated by instructors in the School.

John Young Memorial Prize

2015 Recipients:

Philip Monagan
Wei Jiang
Tingting Dai
Li Hua
Zihui Zhao
Hong Zhe Chen
George Radner
Elena Fedortsova

As a memorial to John Young, who made many contributions during his lifetime to the teaching and practice of economics, his friends and colleagues have established an endowment fund which provides up to eight prizes to students who have achieved exceptional standing in Economics 101/102. The awards are made on the recommendation of the School.