2020 Student Awards | Economics

Graduate Awards

William P. Snavely Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies in Economics | View all previous awardees »

William P. Snavely was the first Chairman of the Economics Department, serving in that capacity from 1973 to 1981. In his honor, the Department presents the Snavely Award for Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies in Economics to our most outstanding PhD student graduating each academic year.

  • Jordan Lofthouse

Israel M. Kirzner Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Austrian Economics | View all previous awardees »

The Israel M. Kirzner Award was established in 2002 to honor the contributions to Austrian economics made by Professor Israel Kirzner during his illustrious research and teaching career. Each academic year, this award is given to a graduating student in recognition of their outstanding dissertation in Austrian economics.

  • Abigail Devereaux

Undergraduate Awards

F.A. Hayek Essay Awards | View all previous awardees »

  • Molly Harnish, Second Place
  • James Talocka, First Place
  • Jacob Wade, Honorable Mention

Vernon Smith Essay Awards | View all previous awardees »

  • Alex Madajian, Second Place
  • Asher Zawacki, First Place

Howard R. Bloch Memorial Award | View all previous awardees »

Awarded to the student graduating with the highest GPA in the economics program.

  • Logan Hansen

Excellence Award | View all previous awardees »

  • Kendal Angeloff
  • Edward Ayers
  • Goen Chang
  • Yuyou Dai
  • Alicia Ehlert
  • Ryan Fraser
  • Heyi Gao
  • Nikhil Jain
  • Gabriel Jones
  • Attila Kiss
  • Conner Kolessides
  • Jaehyo Lee
  • Zhiwewi Lei
  • Dominic Pino
  • Jace White
  • Yiheng Zhang

Outstanding Academic Achievement in Economics | View all previous awardees »

  • Aleida Baumgartner
  • Caleb Petitt
  • Nandini Tivakaran

Departmental Honors in Economics | View all previous awardees »

This is the highest academic distinction awarded by the economics department. This award is given to students who have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and have successfully completed an undergraduate thesis in economics.

  • Goen Chang
  • Ryan Fraser